Special Issue "Optical Sensing Technology for Point-of-Care Diagnostics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 93

Special Issue Editors

College of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
Interests: optical fiber biosensor; lab on a chip; surface plasmon resonance sensor; optical fiber interference sensor; label free biosensor
College of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
Interests: optical fiber biochemical sensors; photonic crystal sensors; VOC sensors; point-of-care sensor; intelligent fiber sensor
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The success of POC diagnostics heavily depends on the continued development of alternative medical technologies that are cost-effective, yet sensitive and sufficiently accurate.  In this quest, optical technologies play an increasingly important role, as the advances in opto-electronics, fiber optics, optical micro-systems and microfluidics have rapidly transformed the field of biomedical optics.

The field of optical sensors has undergone rapid growth in recent years, with new concepts in miniaturization, multiplex analysis, photonic structures, and optically responsive materials appearing regularly. At the same time, the fields of genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics are providing a wealth of new molecules for detection purposes.

This Special Issue will highlight research focused on the development and use of new optical sensors for medical diagnostics, biomedical research, and related endeavors. Papers that describe new optical diagnostics methods for point-of-care, field-use, and resource-limited applications are encouraged, as are those that report novel assays, multiplex testing systems, “lab-on-a-chip” sensors, and spectroscopic methods.

Dr. Xuegang Li
Prof. Dr. Yanan Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • optical sensing
  • point-of-care diagnostics
  • integrated photonics for sensing
  • plasmonics
  • multiplex detection
  • spectroscopy
  • lab-on-a-chip devices

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