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Title: A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery
Author: Fiabane, Joe
ISNI:       0000 0004 5921 0029
Awarding Body: Robert Gordon University
Current Institution: Robert Gordon University
Date of Award: 2016
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Microbubbles, currently employed in diagnostic ultrasound as a contrast agent, have a potential new application as vehicles for targeted drug delivery, which could revolutionise medicine by eliminating side-effects. A new device is developed which outperforms all existing devices in terms of minimum microbubble size:channel diameter ratio. A numerical model is established to describe the flow behaviour and it is determined that the flow regime and resulting microbubble size are dependent on the ratio of inner- to outer Weber number.
Supervisor: Pancholi, Ketan ; Prentice, Paul ; Steel, Iain ; Robertsone, Peter K. J. Sponsor: Northern Research Partnership ; Robert Gordon University ; University of Dundee
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Microfluidics ; Microbubbles ; Drug delivery ; Jet break-up ; Turbulence ; Weber number ; Fluent