Special Issue "Integration and Miniaturization Strategies for Biosensing: Empowering Home Diagnostics"

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Xavier Muñoz-Berbel
Guest Editor
Institut de Microelectrònica de Barcelona IMB-CNM (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
Interests: optoelectronics, optical sensors; biosensors; MEMS; microfabrication technologies.
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Dr. Michele Dei
Guest Editor
University of Pisa, Department of Information Engineering, Via Girolamo Caruso, 16, 56122 Pisa PI, Italy
Interests: integrated circuits; electronic systems and smart sensors for health; logistic and space applications
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Dr. Miguel A. Pellitero
Guest Editor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.
Interests: electrochemistry, enzyme and aptamer-based biosensors; electrochromic materials, wearables, and implantable sensors

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

In clinical diagnosis, the transference from central laboratories to the point of patients’ care is now being addressed by a number of technologies, including simple lateral flow assays, wearables or implantable sensors. These point-of-care technologies, however, still deal with important hurdles regarding:

  • Complexity of the bioassay, in terms of sample treatment, analyte concentration, or target specificity.
  • Operational limitations such as shelf life, need for recalibration, instability of light sources (in optical transduction), or the interference of components of the sample matrix.
  • Size and cost of the associated instrumentation.
  • Complexity of the treatment and management of the acquired data, and their conversion into easy-to-interpret information.

Under pressure stemming from various global health threats, many approaches are now being developed with the aim of overcoming the aforementioned drawbacks, benefiting from the most recent advances in biology, medicine, chemistry, material science, electronic engineering, telecommunication, or informatics, among others.

This Special Issue aims at presenting the most relevant multidisciplinary research focused on one or more of the aforementioned aspects, with the target of simplification, integration, miniaturization, and cost reduction of current laboratory assays for point of care.

Dr. Xavier Muñoz-Berbel
Dr. Michele Dei
Dr. Miguel A. Pellitero
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diagnostics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • (bio)sensors
  • wearables
  • implantables
  • diagnostics and monitoring
  • system integration and miniaturization
  • data acquisition and treatment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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