Special Issue "BioMEMS"


A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2008)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Mohammed Zourob
Director of Biosensors division, Biophage Pharma, 6100 Royalmount, Montreal (QC), Canada H4P 2R2
E-Mail: m.zourob@biophagepharma.net

Editorial Advisor
Dr. Vamsy Chodavarapu
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, 3480 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A2A7, Canada
Website: http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vchoda/
E-Mail: vamsy.chodavarapu@mcgill.ca
Interests: sensor microsystems; electrochemical sensors; optical sensors; magnetic sensors; wireless sensors; conductance/impedance/capacitance sensors; CMOS Lab-on-Chip; integrated CMOS-MEMS platforms; zero cost sensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biosensors and bioanalytical devices that are able to provide accurate detection of target analytes have always been important in the fields of medical diagnostics, food testing and environmental monitoring. Many of the available diagnostic and detection platform technologies require the operation of bulky instruments by well-trained staff and it often takes days to complete a single testing. Over the years, there are increasing needs for the development of portable, integrated biosensors that can be operated outside the laboratory by untrained personnel. These devices, once developed, will have a major impact on the applications of personal care, health, food, and environment monitoring.

Until now, other than glucose sensors and pregnancy testing strips, very few biosensors have demonstrated their success in large scale and long term operations. Encouragingly, in recent years, because of the improved understanding in genomics and proteomics and the advances in techniques of microfabrication and instrumentation, many interesting and innovative concepts and prototypes for integrated and automated bioanalytical systems have been reported.

This special issue entitled "Biosensors for Point of Care Applications" is intended to be a timely and comprehensive report on new emerging technologies that are currently being developed by research laboratories world-wide on biosensors and biomicrodevices (e.g. DNA sensor, protein sensor, glucose sensor, immunosensor, biochip, bioMEMS) with emphasis on, but limited to, point of care and point of use applications. Research papers, short communications and reviews are all welcome. In case the author is interested in submitting a review, it would be helpful to discuss with the guest-editor before your submission.

Dr. Mohammed Zourob
Guest Editor


  • biosensors
  • biomicrosystem
  • biochip
  • biodetection
  • Point of Care
  • DNA
  • protein

Published Papers (5 papers)

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Sensors 2008, 8(9), 6077-6107; doi:10.3390/s8096077
Received: 28 August 2008; in revised form: 16 September 2008 / Accepted: 24 September 2008 / Published: 26 September 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(10), 6396-6406; doi:10.3390/s8106396
Received: 15 August 2008; in revised form: 7 October 2008 / Accepted: 10 October 2008 / Published: 15 October 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(10), 6704-6726; doi:10.3390/s8106704
Received: 2 July 2008; in revised form: 27 September 2008 / Accepted: 21 October 2008 / Published: 25 October 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(11), 7530-7544; doi:10.3390/s8117530
Received: 27 October 2008; in revised form: 10 November 2008 / Accepted: 10 November 2008 / Published: 25 November 2008
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Sensors 2009, 9(2), 859-868; doi:10.3390/s90200859
Received: 4 November 2008; in revised form: 9 January 2009 / Accepted: 4 February 2009 / Published: 6 February 2009
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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