Special Issue "Electrochemical Immunosensor"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: electrochemical and optical sensors; graphene; nanomaterials based electrodes; bioanalysis
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Electrochemical immunosensors are analytical devices coupling immunochemical reactions to electrochemical transducers. They form one of the most important classes of affinity biosensors based on the specific recognition of antigens by antibodies, forming a stable complex, in a similar way to immunoassays. Electrochemical immunosensors are able to measure peptides, proteins or other molecules of interest directly in a sample, without any sample pre-treatment or separation. This direct detection can be done making use of the specific interaction of targets with antibodies. The recent developments in the immunosensors field, regarding the incorporation of nanomaterials for increased sensitivity, multiplexing or microfluidic-based devices, may have potential for promising use in clinical analysis. Therefore, due to their simplicity, low price and possibility of miniaturization, electrochemical immunosensors are good candidates for future Point Of Care (POC) devices. But, future challenges and obstacles for their implementation into the clinical analysis still must be discussed. Nevertheless, their application field is not limited to clinical analysis but also to drug abuse control, food and environmental analysis.
How close are we to the widespread use of these devices? The commercialization of such immunosensors still represents a front that needs more attention since there is a lack of efficiency in applying these sensing platforms into fast and portable devices.
I would like you to invite you too to answer this question by submitting your original research papers and review articles on this extremely dynamic research field. This Special Issue aims to gather valuable articles regarding the employment of electrochemical immunosensors for the detection of analytes from various matrices.
Prof. Cecilia Cristea
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- Electrochemical immunosensors
- Label-free detection
- Point of care devices