Special Issue "Portable Technologies toward ASSURED Biosensing and Diagnostics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: optical-active nanomaterials for biosensing; nanoplasmonics-based biosensing platforms; point-of-care diagnostics
Interests: food safety; food fraud and food integrity
The last decade has witnessed significant progress on the development of sensing platforms to provide highly sensitive, minimally invasive, label-free, multiplexing and real-time detection capabilities. With the emergence of powerful digital infrastructures, wireless networks and mobile devices, medical diagnosis and clinical evaluation have been now shifting from in-lab to online paradigm. The use of a variety of handheld devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs, digital cameras, satellite navigation, etc., has opened new opportunities for the developments of interactive and remote detection, personalized medicine, online monitoring and surveillance. This special issue of Biosensors will be devoted to bringing together review and original research articles discussing about innovative research and development on analytical sensing platforms that exploit ubiquitous devices to advance capabilities such as portability and automation. In addition, the special issue is also devoted to realizing potential applicability of the new concept in the area of ASSURED biosensing and diagnostics as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) where the diagnosis system must be: Affordable, Specific, Sensitive, User-friendly, Rapid and robust, Equipment-free, and Delivered to the end-users. Our focus will be at the interface of molecular diagnostics, micro- and nanotechnologies, system integration, and internet of things (IoT) that facilitate improved performance of the smartphone-based analytical sensors. We cordially invite scientists working on different disciplines such as material science, nanotechnology, microengineering, analytical science, computer science, etc. to submit their work for the special issues. All type of application areas is welcome.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Materials and their transducing capabilities that enable portable biosensing technologies: Nanomaterials, Plasmonics, Nanocatalysis, Colorimetry, Densitometry, Scannometry, Electrochemistry, SERS, etc.
- Molecular diagnostic approaches compatible with portable biosensing technologies: PCR, ELISA, Isothermal amplification of nucleic acids, Immunological assays, etc.
- Data processing, system integration and development of devices for portable biosensing: Lab-on-a-chip, Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (µPAD), Lateral flow device, App development, Internet-of-things, Data storage, Smart algorithm, etc.
Dr. Cuong Cao
Prof. Christopher Elliott, OBE
Prof. Dr. Moon Il Kim
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