Special Issue "Dedication to Professor Agustín Costa-García: Screen-Printed Electrodes-Based (Bio)sensors: Development and New Challenges of the 21st Century"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: biosensors; nanostructures and nanobiotechnology; electroanalysis; electrochemistry at tailored interfaces based on the chemistry and electrochemistry of aromatic diazonium ions; catalysis on nanomaterial-based biosensors; new electroanalytical methodology applied to environmental, food, and health fields
The main topic of this Special Issue is about Screen-Printed Electrodes (SPE) transducers as miniaturized and disposable detection devices for specific chemical (or set of chemicals) and biomolecules analysis in different fields that serious concern worldwide (such as healthcare, food quality, food safety and pollution). For that, this Special Issue aims to gather original articles and reviews showing research advances, fabrication, innovative applications, new challenges and future perspectives of SPE-based (Bio)sensors in important areas as health, agri-food and environmental.
Screen-printing is one of the most promising performances towards “fast and cheap” production of (bio)sensors. Disposable (bio)sensors based on SPEs are leading to new possibilities in the selective detection and sensitive quantification of large number of chemicals and biomolecules. SPE-based sensors, including microelectrodes (metallic and no metallic) and modified electrodes (by chemical/electrochemical reactions or by nanomaterials integration) are in tune with the growing need for the development of portable devices and for performing rapid and accurate in-situ analyses.
A brief description about the (Bio)sensor configuration is illustrated below.
The comparison is as follow: the analyte, recognition element as bioreceptor (olfactory membrane), transducer as device that converts an observed change (physical or chemical) into a measurable signal (nerve cell), electronics as actuator which produces the display (nerve fiber) and measuring instruments (brain). Several questions to the audience: How are the new trends in the design of (Bio)sensor devices? Which are the key components? Where are the critical points in the fabrication of these devices? What kinds of ink are useful for the fabrication of SPEs? Which is the effect of material impurities on the analytical response? What is it that society demands? What can you tell us about your upcoming papers in this topic? You are invited to participate in this project. Any contribution in this sense is welcome to this Special Issue.
If you would be interested in submitting a contribution, or if you have any questions, please contact me.
Prof. Elisa González-Romero
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- Screen-printed electrodes
- Immobilization techniques
- Functionalization of SPE surfaces
- Electrografting techniques
- Conductive polymers
- Disposable (bio)sensors
- Environmental monitoring
- Healthcare monitoring
- Food quality and safety