Special Issue "Nanomaterials Based Optical Biosensors"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Interests: biosensors; point-of-care diagnostics; microfluidic-paper-based analytical devices µPADs); intelligent nanoparticles; medical devices
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Special Issue in Biosensors: Biosensors for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Optical biosensing platforms, based on absorbance, photoluminescence, fluorescence, and SPR, as the next generation of sensing devices, have attracted a great deal of attention, especially in biomedical science. They have advantages in high precision and label-free concepts. Biosensing platforms require traducers with advances for the effective signal transformation of a biological interaction into a physical signal. Nanomaterials have demonstrated tremendous potential to be integrated with optical biosensors, due to their extremely small sizes, special optical properties, high specific surface, and versatile surface chemistry, allowing intimate interactions with an enhanced amount of capture molecules for analytes. With the aid of nanotechnology, optical biosensors are superior in sensitivity. In addition to the enhanced sensing performances, in terms of sensitivity and detection limits down to single molecules detection, the specific properties of nanomaterials also offer alternatives to classic transduction methods by modification of a spectrum of receptors. Furthermore, the combination of different nanomaterials in the same sensing interface, each with its characteristics, to further enhance the performances of optical biosensors, is a well-accepted strategy.
This Special Issue of Biosensors, “Nanomaterial based Optical Biosensors” aims to collect a compilation of articles that prominently demonstrate the continuous efforts in developing advanced nanomaterial-based optical sensing technologies for various bioanalytes. It focuses on the synthesis, properties, and prospective optical biosensing applications of nanomaterials. The topics cover a wide range of research fields, including nanomaterials, optical biosensors, and nanofabrication in the forms of reviews, communications, and academic articles.
Dr. Guozhen Liu
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