Special Issue "Paper-Based Diagnostics"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensor and Bioelectronic Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2024 | Viewed by 299

Special Issue Editors

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Ankara 06330, Turkey
Interests: nanomaterials and paper based microfluidics; lateral flow immunoassay; surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy; biosensors; paper electrodes
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Ankara 06330, Turkey
Interests: SERS; electrochemiluminescence; nanoparticles; sensors/biosensors; paper based microfluidics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The study of the chemistry of specific, sensitive, and selective reactions has played an important role in the development of paper-based diagnostics from the middle of 1950s. In particular, Professor Fritz Feigl has made notable contributions in this field. Introduced by the Whitesides group in 2007, patterned paper as a platform for simple and portable diagnostic devices has sparked tremendous interest in the research community, and some efforts have been dedicated to the commercialization potential of paper-based devices. During the last decade, new paper-based diagnostics in chemical analysis have followed in an almost continuous stream, and the present issue will focus on these developments to date.

Among biosensing systems, paper-based diagnostics has become a special field of quantitative analysis, especially in the biological sciences, thanks to the simple equipment, portability, low manufacturing cost, and minimal consumption of sample and time. The low manufacturing cost and the ease of application make paper-based diagnostic devices a viable option for use in low-resource settings. However, some improvements are still required regarding accuracy and precision in quantitative applications.

The essential point is that paper-based diagnostics has also become a promising platform for microfluidic sensor applications, and the present issue will serve to provide an overview of the latest achievements in point of care and food analysis with fundamental references for chemists, biochemists, pharmaceutical chemists, and chemistry teachers.

Prof. Dr. Tamer Uǧur
Dr. Hilal Torul
Guest Editors

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  • paper-based diagnostics
  • sensors
  • microfluidics
  • nanomaterials
  • point of care diagnostics
  • paper electrode

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