Special Issue "Toxin Sensors"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2008)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Chris R. Taitt
Code 6900, Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, 4555 Overlook Ave., SW Washington, DC, USA
Website: http://www.nrl.navy.mil/
E-Mail: chris.taitt@nrl.navy.mil
Phone: +1 202 404 4208

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Dear Colleagues,

As defined for this special issue, toxins are a subset of poisonous materials – bio-organic compounds of biological origin that have a deleterious effect on humans and other higher animals. Although infectious agents can be detected and identified based on their nucleic acid sequences, the presence of an active toxin cannot necessarily be determined based entirely on the presence of its gene sequence. Furthermore, the short timeframe from exposure to clinical manifestation (minutes to hours) requires a rapid turnaround for mitigation and treatment of the toxic effects. Thus, rapid and sensitive sensors are needed to test not only for the presence of toxin, but also its concentration and activity. This special issue is devoted to describing the latest research in development and application of sensors for detection/identification of toxins as well as for diagnosis of intoxication. Specific topics of interest include: basic, proof-of-concept studies of new methods, materials, and systems for toxin detection/identification; use of toxin sensors in new environments or matrices; automation of state-of-the-art toxin sensors; use of sensors to diagnose intoxication, and blind testing of extant toxin sensors with unknown samples. Reviews of systems with demonstrated efficacy for toxin detection are also welcome.

Dr. Chris R. Taitt
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • toxin
  • biotoxin
  • toxic agent
  • biomolecule
  • biosensor
  • detection
  • immunoassay
  • immunosensor
  • antibody
  • receptor

Published Papers (10 papers)

Sensors 2009, 9(4), 2976-2999; doi:10.3390/s90402976
Received: 19 February 2009; in revised form: 13 April 2009 / Accepted: 23 April 2009 / Published: 23 April 2009
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Sensors 2009, 9(3), 2117-2133; doi:10.3390/s90302117
Received: 7 January 2009; in revised form: 15 March 2009 / Accepted: 17 March 2009 / Published: 23 March 2009
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Sensors 2009, 9(3), 1339-1354; doi:10.3390/s9031339
Received: 3 November 2008; in revised form: 19 January 2009 / Accepted: 20 February 2009 / Published: 26 February 2009
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Sensors 2009, 9(1), 645-655; doi:10.3390/s90100645
Received: 31 October 2008; in revised form: 14 January 2009 / Accepted: 20 January 2009 / Published: 23 January 2009
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Sensors 2009, 9(1), 542-555; doi:10.3390/s90100542
Received: 31 October 2008; in revised form: 13 January 2009 / Accepted: 14 January 2009 / Published: 19 January 2009
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Sensors 2008, 8(12), 8262-8274; doi:10.3390/s8128262
Received: 19 September 2008; in revised form: 1 December 2008 / Accepted: 2 December 2008 / Published: 15 December 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(12), 8321-8360; doi:10.3390/s8128321
Received: 3 November 2008; in revised form: 9 November 2008 / Accepted: 11 December 2008 / Published: 15 December 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(12), 8361-8377; doi:10.3390/s8128361
Received: 31 October 2008; in revised form: 26 November 2008 / Accepted: 9 December 2008 / Published: 15 December 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(10), 6433-6447; doi:10.3390/s8106433
Received: 31 August 2008; in revised form: 27 September 2008 / Accepted: 7 October 2008 / Published: 16 October 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(9), 6045-6054; doi:10.3390/s8096045
Received: 19 July 2008; in revised form: 3 September 2008 / Accepted: 5 September 2008 / Published: 26 September 2008
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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