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Bethan Thomas, PhD, is currently an Innovation Technologist on the Accelerate program, working with welsh enterprises to support and translate products, processes and services into the healthcare market.
Introduction Thrombosis is a severe and frequent complication of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). However, there is currently no knowledge of the effects of HIT-like antibodies on the resulting microstructure of the formed clot, despite such information being linked to thrombotic events. We evaluate the effect of the addition of pathogenic H...
For the first time, we report on the superior performance of the dual-drain gallium nitride (GaN) magnetic field-effect transistor (MagFET) at elevated temperatures. The IV characteristics of the devices reported here were collected under dc conditions and tested at elevated temperatures, 300, 323, 373, and 448 K using a custom-made heating stage,...
Background: One of the main challenges for extrusion 3D bioprinting is the identification of non-synthetic bioinks with suitable rheological properties and biocompatibility. Our aim was to optimize and compare the printability of crystal, fibril and blend formulations of novel pulp derived nanocellulose bioinks and assess biocompatibility with hum...
Medical devices, such as ventricular assist devices (VADs), introduce both foreign materials and artificial shear stress to the circulatory system. The effects these have on leukocytes and the immune response are not well understood. Understanding how these two elements combine to affect leukocytes may reveal why some patients are susceptible recur...
The suitability of controlled stress large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOStress) for the characterisation of the nonlinear viscoelastic properties of fully formed fibrin clots is investigated. Capturing the rich nonlinear viscoelastic behaviour of the fibrin network is important for understanding the structural behaviour of clots formed in blood...
Rheological Gel Point measurements may incur errors in the case of rapid gelling systems due to the limitations of multiple frequency oscillatory shear techniques such as frequency sweeps and Fourier Transform Mechanical Spectroscopy, FTMS. These limitations are associated with sample mutation and data interpolation. In the present paper we conside...
The goal of Accelerate to help innovators in Wales turn their ideas into solutions that can be adopted into the healthcare industry. As an Innovation Technologist, I can support individuals or enterprises to accelerate there product, service or process, to the next level. I have research experience and knowledge primary in fluid characterisation using rheological techniques, blood diagnostics and most recently semiconductor micro-electronic characterisation and fabrication.