Special Issue "Advances in Magnetic Particle-Based Bioassays"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 1436
Interests: biosensor; bioconjugate; nanotechnology; interface; electrochemical detection; multidetection; methylene blue; ferrocene; DNA; nanomedicine; nanostructuration; diamond; gold; graphene; multi-functionalization
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The special issue aims to highlight the latest experimental approaches and methods using magnetic particles to develop rapid bioassays for point-of-care diagnostics, agri-food safety or environmental quality control. Applications in the field of nanomedicine are also of great interest.
Magnetic beads are commonly used in bioassays thanks to their easy functionalization by specific biomarkers, and their ability to efficiently capture and pre-concentration targets to be detected from biological fluids or complex matrices. Nowadays, these approaches are increasingly integrated into microfluidic, potentially multiplexable, lab-on-a-chip systems, in order to improve the sensitivity/quantification and specificity of the assays, and to reduce the quantities of samples to be analyzed. Recent advances focus on the development of smaller and more efficient magnetic particles well-adapted to microfluidic systems. The latest applications also concern the use of magnetic beads in screening and extraction methods such as aptamer selection, miRNA pre-concentration or exosome isolation.
The scope of the issue includes innovative approaches using functionalised magnetic micro/nanoparticles based on different biological (e.g., enzymes, antibodies, nucleic acids, tissues, organelles, etc.), and (bio)synthetic (e.g., peptides, molecularly imprinted polymers, affimers, oligonucleotides, aptamers, etc.) materials. A wide range of biosensing methods are applicable (e.g., optical, electrochemical, piezoelectric, thermometric, micromechanical, magnetoresistive, etc.). Research dedicated to the development of hybrid or more performant magnetic nanomaterials as well as innovative surface chemistries for biofunctionalization are encouraged. All bioanalytical applications are considered, with a particular interest for bioassays adapted to portable and cost-effective devices. In summary, this issue focuses on innovative technologies and up-to-date methods using magnetic particles which help advance science in the bioanalytical field.
Dr. Carole Chaix
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- magnetic particle
- point-of-care diagnostics
- environmental monitoring
- rapid test
- nanoparticle surface chemistry
- magnetic extraction