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Simulation of Transport of Lipophilic Compounds in Complex Cell Geometry

Q.A. Chaudhry[1], M. Hanke[1], and R. Morgenstern[2]
[1]School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
[2]Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

The mathematical modeling of the diffusion and reaction of toxic compounds in mammalian cells is tough task due to their very complex geometry. The heterogeneity of the cell, particularly the cytoplasm, and the variation of the cellular architecture, greatly affects the behavior of these toxic compounds. Homogenization techniques have been implemented for the numerical treatment of the model. ...

A Method for Efficient Calculation of Diffusion and Reactions of Lipophilic Compounds in Complex Cell Geometry

Kristian Dreij[1], Qasim Ali Chaudhry[2], Bengt Jernström[1], Ralf Morgenstern[1], and Michael Hanke[2]
[1]Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
[2]School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

A general description of effects of toxic compounds in mammalian cells is facing several problems. Firstly, most toxic compounds are hydrophobic and partition phenomena strongly influence their behaviour. Secondly, cells display considerable heterogeneity regarding the presence, activity and distribution of enzymes participating in the metabolism of foreign compounds i.e. bioactivation ...

COMSOL Multiphysics® Model of Canine Elbow for Use in Investigating Medial Coronoid Disease

K. A. Bodnyk[1], G. J. Noble[1], N. Fitzpatrick[2], M. J. Allen[3], K. Stephenoff[1], R. T. Hart[1]
[1]Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
[2]Fitzpatrick Referrals, Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom
[3]Department of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

The elbow joint in dogs constitutes a complex interaction of three bones, the humerus, radius and ulna. Medial coronoid disease (MCD) is a common cause of lameness in dogs, i.e. fracturing of the most prominent portion of the ulnar joint surface driven in flexion and in pivot against both the humerus and the radius. The cause remains unknown, but prior studies suggest joint incongruency as an ...

Multiphysics Modeling of Electrode-Driven Renal Denervation for Hypertension Treatment - new

M. Miliani[1], F. Piccagli[1], C. Silvestro[1]
[1]Medtronic Invatec S.p.A., Roncadelle, Italy

Introduction: Chronic arterial hypertension (HTN) is a pathological condition characterized by prolonged high level of arterial blood pressure causing major damages to several human body apparata. Renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) has been found to effectively reduce systemic blood pressure. Metallic electrodes can be placed on an endovascular device connected to external radio frequency (RF) ...

Estudo Numérico da Eletroquimioterapia em Tumor Cutâneo com Diferentes Configurações de Eletrodos - new

G. Neves[1], D. Suzuki[1], J. Alvim[1], M. Rangel[2]
[1]Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil
[2]Vet Câncer Oncologia Veterinária, São Paulo, SP, Brasil

A eletroquimioterapia é um tratamento de câncer que utiliza a combinação de agentes quimioterápicos e campos elétricos. A base teórica por trás dessa aplicação é a eletroporação. Esse fenômeno biológico consiste na abertura de poros na membrana celular devido à aplicação de pulsos elétricos. Este trabalho analisa o comportamento do campo elétrico gerado por pulsos elétricos aplicados em ...

Drug Distribution in the Human Eye

L. Murtomäki[1], T. Kainuvaara[1]
[1]University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Drug therapy of the posterior segment of an eye is very challenging due to the difficult accessibility. Modern drugs often are large molecules, such as peptides, antibodies or oligonucleotides which are administrated, e.g. by intravitreous injections which requires clinical conditions. Computer modeling can be helpful in designing new and less invasive routes of drug administration. COMSOL is ...

Evaluation of Performance of Enzymatic Biofuel Cells with Microelectrode Arrays Inside a Blood Artery via Finite Element Approach

C. Wang[1], Y. Song[1]
[1]Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Enzymatic biofuel cells (EBFCs) are considered as a promising candidate for powering miniature implantable devices. In order to predict the performance in the human blood artery, we simulated a 3D EBFC chip with highly dense micro-electrode arrays. In this simulation using COMSOL Multiphysics®, we applied the 1) Michaelis Menten equation; 2) Nernst potential equation; 3) Navier Strokes velocity, ...

Dried Reagent Resuspension for Point of Care Testing (Analysis at the Patient Bedside)

M. Huet [1],
[1] Department of Biotechnology, CEA/Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France

A microfluidic component was designed to collect blood from a finger prick by capillary flow and to perform biological analysis. It was used to perform ABO blood typing experiments in one step, the blood drop deposit, by agglutination of red blood cells (RBC) using embedded dried reagents. The present study is a first step in the modeling of the whole agglutination assay. Blood typing ...

Effect of Permeability Diminution in Nutrient Diffusion in Intervertebral Disc

M. A. Chetoui [1], O. Boiron [2], A. Dogui [3], V. Deplano [2],
[1] Université de Monastir, Ecole Nationale D'ingénieurs de Monastir; Ecole centrale Marseille, Marseille, France
[2] Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Ecole Centrale, Marseille, France
[3] Université de Monastir, Ecole Nationale D'ingénieurs de Monastir, Marseille, France

Intervertebral discs (IVD) are fibro-cartilages situated between vertebrae providing their joint flexibility. They play a major role in the transmission and absorption of load through the spine. The disc can undergo progressive structural and quantitative changes in its composition and morphology related to mechanical load applied to the spine which can lead to disc degeneration; this disease is ...

Aplicação de Elementos Finitos na Ortodontia

T. O. Bassani [1], T. Bassani [2], A. Andriguetto [1], F. Schneider [2],
[1] Instituto Latino Americano de Pesquisa e Ensino Odontológico - ILAPEO, Curitiba, PR, Brasil
[2] Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR, Curitiba, PR, Brasil

O presente estudo visou a avaliação, por meio do método dos elementos finitos, das tensões geradas em um arco ortodôntico chamado de Arco de Retração Dupla Chave, também conhecido como DKL. Para isso foram modeladas as geometrias do arco DKL, dos bráquets e das coroas dentais, no software COMSOL Multiphysics®. O modelo criado tem como objetivo a substituição dos métodos tradicionais de ...