Special Issue "Label-Free Biosensors and Chemical Sensors"
A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
Dr. Pedro Estrela
Director, Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio), Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
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Interests: label-free biosensors; electrochemical biosensors; electronic sensor arrays; nanobiosensors; optoelectronic biosensors; point of care diagnostics; environmental monitoring
Until recently, the employment of labels (radioisotope, fluorescent dyes, enzymes) has been considered as a pre-requisite in monitoring biological interactions. While label strategies seem straightforward in biological and chemical sensor technology, they suffer from inherent disadvantages: Impact on labelled molecule bioactivity, variability when tagging different molecules, increased cost, increased assay time, increased complexity for microsystem implementations. Label-free approaches on the other hand, reduce biochemical interaction to the minimum required: Molecule/cell A and molecule/cell B. Owing to this specific advantage, label-free sensors are increasingly being pursued both by researchers and by the relevant industries as an alternative.
The purpose of this Special Issue in “Label-Free Biosensors and Chemical Sensors” is to present the state-of-the-art of this wide field, including all relevant transduction approaches: Optical, electronic, mechanical. Molecular and biomolecular sensors will be presented, along with whole cell-based sensing methodologies. Emphasis will be placed in sensing assays with potential in high-throughput analysis and miniaturization into microsystems.
Dr. Despina Moschou
Dr. Pedro Estrela
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- Label-free assay
- Chemical sensor