Special Issue "Point-of-Care Detection Devices for Healthcare"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: diagnostic devices; medical devices; translational medicine
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With recent technological advances in multiple research fields such as materials science, micro-/nano-technology, cellular and molecular biology, bioengineering and the environment, much attention is shifting toward the development of new detection tools that not only address needs for high sensitivity and specificity but fulfil economic, environmental, and rapid point-of-care needs for groups and individuals with constrained resources and, possibly, limited training. Miniaturized fluidics-based platforms that precisely manipulate tiny body fluid volumes can be used for medical, healthcare or even environmental (e.g., heavy metal detection) diagnosis in a rapid and accurate manner. These new detection technologies are potentially applicable to different healthcare or environmental issues, since they are disposable, inexpensive, portable, and easy to use for the detection of human diseases or environmental issues—especially when they are manufactured based on low-cost materials, such as paper. The topics in this Special Issue would cover point-of-care detection devices, microfluidic or paper-based detection devices, new materials for making detection devices, and others (please directly discuss with the Guest Editor).
Dr. Chao-Min Cheng
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- point-of-care diagnostic devices
- paper-based diagnostic devices
- lateral flow immunoassays