Special Issue "Biosensors for Body Fluid Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: extracellular vesicles; enrichment; ultracentrifugation; nanoparticle tracking analysis; lateral flow immunoassay
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Special Issue in Biosensors: Biosensors for Liquid Biopsy
I am pleased to introduce this Special Issue focused on biosensors for the analysis of different body fluids.
Biosensors are becoming an important avenue of biomedical research. From a simple thermometer, aimed to detect changes in body temperature, to the development of the first glucometer in 1962, these fascinating devices have gradually been incorporated into clinical practice.
Biosensors are generally small, fast, selective, sensitive, and easy-to-use devices. Their use may speed up test results, allowing early clinical decisions to be taken and benefit the patient. A person’s health status can be continuously monitored (e.g., blood oxygen monitors). Other biosensors are so common that they are used at home, such as the pregnancy test or the aforementioned glucometer.
In places where health facilities are not easily accessible, the introduction of rapid tests becomes even more relevant. Simple tests to detect infectious diseases such as HIV or HVC can make a great difference. In addition, coupling new technologies to biosensors would make health tests more affordable and portable.
In this Special Issue, we aim to gather the most recent research in the field of biosensors that may directly be applied to biofluids (saliva, urine, synovial fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.) without sample pretreatment.
Dr. Esther Serrano-Pertierra
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- body fluids
- point of care
- cerebrospinal fluid
- synovial fluid