Special Issue "New Advances in Electrochemical Biosensors"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Luisa Pilan
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Guest Editor
University Politehnica of Bucharest, 7 Gheorghe Polizu, 011061 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: electrochemical biosensors; electrochemical functionalization; carbon nanomaterials; conductive polymers; supercapacitors; corrosion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

New advances in nanotechnology and biomolecular engineering have paved the way for the construction of novel and efficient biosensing systems in domains such as medical diagnosis, food safety, environmental monitoring, etc. The most widely used detection platforms are based on electrochemical transducers, mainly due to their sensitivity, low cost, and easy miniaturization. However, challenges such as the lowering of detection limit and the direct analysis within the sample matrix or long-term in vivo use still need to be solved before feasible commercial products can be designed. Interdisciplinary efforts in the synthesis of new functional nanomaterials combined with new advances in protein engineering and nucleic acid aptamers selection can support the current demands.

This Special Issue welcomes original research papers and reviews addressing the current progress in the development of electrochemical biosensors, from synthesis of new advanced nanomaterials for biosensing and engineering of their functional properties, to their integration with biological elements, designing of biosensing devices and evaluation of their performance. Of particular interest for this Special Issue will be the extension of these devices to real-time measurements and point-of-care biosensors.

Prof. Dr. Luisa Pilan
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • electrochemical biosensors
  • DNA biosensors
  • immunosensors
  • enzyme biosensors
  • nanomaterials
  • functional materials
  • biorecognition
  • biomarkers
  • surface functionalization
  • point-of-care devices

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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