Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Biodetection and Drug Delivery"


A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Chenxu Yu
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, 3224 NSRIC, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA
Website: http://www-archive.abe.iastate.edu/who-we-are/directory/chenxu-yu.html
E-Mail: chenxuyu@iastate.edu
Phone: +1 515 294 4554
Fax: +1 515 294 4250
Interests: nanomaterials; nanobiosensors; spectroscopic biosensing; biodetection; diagnostics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The special issue on “Nanomaterials for Biodetection and Drug Delivery” will be a compendium of latest research on the utilization and development of nanomaterials for biodetection and drug delivery, including but not limited to developing nanotechnologies to detect and/or characterize biological and chemical agents related to plant, food, soil, animal, and human systems, and developing nanomaterials and systems for more effective and controlled delivery of therapeutic agents/drugs. On the biodetection front, we set to address biosensors based on electrochemical, optical, mass, acoustic, magnetic, and immuno-based concepts that explore nano-enabled target recognition beyond standard antibody-antigen interactions, such as aptamers, peptides, carbohydrate-lipid-based linkers are all of interest. On the drug delivery front, novel design of nano-enabled drug delivery systems and their performance evaluation and characterization will be entertained.

Dr. Chenxu Yu
Guest Editor


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  • nanobiosensors
  • pathogens
  • toxin
  • diagnostics
  • biosafety and biosecurity
  • drug delivery
  • food and environmental safety

Published Papers (5 papers)

by , , , ,  and
Biosensors 2013, 3(1), 171-184; doi:10.3390/bios3010171
Received: 1 February 2013; in revised form: 5 March 2013 / Accepted: 12 March 2013 / Published: 19 March 2013
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by , ,  and
Biosensors 2013, 3(3), 286-296; doi:10.3390/bios3030286
Received: 16 June 2013; in revised form: 15 July 2013 / Accepted: 22 July 2013 / Published: 29 July 2013
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by ,  and
Biosensors 2013, 3(3), 312-326; doi:10.3390/bios3030312
Received: 24 July 2013; in revised form: 28 August 2013 / Accepted: 5 September 2013 / Published: 13 September 2013
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by , , , , , ,  and
Biosensors 2013, 3(3), 327-340; doi:10.3390/bios3030327
Received: 24 July 2013; in revised form: 27 August 2013 / Accepted: 12 September 2013 / Published: 17 September 2013
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by ,  and
Biosensors 2013, 3(3), 341-359; doi:10.3390/bios3030341
Received: 1 August 2013; in revised form: 2 September 2013 / Accepted: 9 September 2013 / Published: 23 September 2013
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Last update: 7 January 2013

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