Special Issue "Nanomaterials in Health Care Diagnostics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2020.
Interests: diagnostics; micro-fluidics and lab-on-a-chip devices; sensor applications in medical diagnosis; chemistry; food safety and biotechnology; nanomaterials in health care diagnostics
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Applications of nanomaterials in health care diagnostics have gained immense interest in recent years owing to their superior properties compared to traditional materials. Many different areas of applications have been identified spanning from monitoring a disease or treatment to identification of tissue types in the case of transplant need. Nanomaterials extensively explored for health care diagnostics are predominantly either purely organic or inorganic materials, or combination of both, i.e., hybrid nanomaterials. Organic nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes, nanocrystals, liposomes, dendrimers, micelles, hyper-branched organic polymers, molecularly imprinted nanostructures and polymeric hydrogel nanoparticles have been broadly utilized as imaging and therapeutic agents. Inorganic nanomaterials, such as quantum dots, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, metallic nanoparticles, and metal oxides, have also attracted great attention for health care diagnostics, particularly in biosensing and biosensor construction. These materials have critical applications for various molecular imaging techniques including magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, computed tomography, single-photon emission tomography, optical imaging, and ultrasound imaging techniques.
The unique and admirable characteristics of nanomaterials also allow a wide range of diagnostic approach, such as surface modification with nanomaterials to obtain more available binding sites for immobilized binding receptor molecules and signal enhancement using nanoparticle-labelled disease biomarkers to improve sensitivity and specificity of the bio-detection assays. Nanomaterials have been expanding the current situation of molecular diagnostics, point-of-care diagnosis, disease care with therapeutics, and also personalized medicine. The integration of biomarker discovery into the nanodevices with the combination and modifications of nanomaterials have improved the clinical and research-based applications for cancer, cardiovascular, infectious and neurological diseases in recent years. The further engineered nanomaterials, in combination with the current developments, will spectacularly impact health care diagnostics and result in synergetic medical solutions.
This Special Issue focuses on the use of organic/inorganic or hybrid nanomaterials for health care diagnostics applications. We invite full research papers, review articles and communications covering one or several of the topics included in (or related to) the keywords below. We would like to bring together up-to-date researches from distinguished groups and a collection of comprehensive reviews from leading experts in the scientific community.Dr. Zeynep Altintas
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- Nanomaterial synthesis and characterization
- Biomedical sensors
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Infectious diseases
- Neurodegenerative disorders
- Biomedical imaging
- Drug delivery
- Therapy development