Special Issue "Optical Fiber Biosensing: Review and Perspective"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical and Photonic Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 237

Special Issue Editors

Indivenire srl, Via Alla Cascata 56/C, 38123 Trento, Italy
Interests: biosensors; surface functionalization; optical sensors; POC devices; aptasensors
Department of Engineering, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Via Roma 29, 81031 Aversa, Italy
Interests: optical sensors; biosensors and chemical sensors; optical fiber sensors and optoelectronic devices
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The emergence of new medical emergencies and environmental issues requires the development of highly sensitive and specific sensors able to diagnose diseases, ambient changes, or contaminations early. In this context, optical-fiber-based sensors are attracting increased interest, and their development has accelerated. Different molecular recognition elements have been immobilized on them, from antibodies to molecularly imprinted polymers and aptamers, conferring to these sensors a high sensitivity and specificity. This high sensitivity, the possibility to integrate it into a small and portable device, and their easy functionalization with specific biorecognition molecules make them ideal platforms for the next generation of devices. Silica, plastic, and specialty optical fibers can be employed, also exhibiting different advantages integrable in smart devices, to implement different sensor/biosensor configurations.

Works addressing the comprehensive aspects of this technology are sought, including but not limited to recent developments in novel fibers, sensing principles, and schemes with relative applications.

Both comprehensive reviews (preferred) and original full research articles are welcome.

Contributions focused on optical fiber biosensors in the following topics are encouraged:

  • Optical fiber aptasensors;
  • Optical fiber platforms for biosensing;
  • Immunosensors;
  • Point-of-care devices;
  • Environmental biosensors;
  • Agrofood contaminant detection via optical fibers;
  • Optical fiber biosensors (extrinsic and intrinsic schemes);
  • Novel optical fiber-based biosensing applications.

Dr. Laura Pasquardini
Dr. Nunzio Cennamo
Guest Editors

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  • optical fibers
  • biosensors
  • POF
  • aptasensors
  • immunosensors

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