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Special Issue "Microsystems for Point-of-Care Testing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Point-of-care (POC) testing offers the opportunity to move healthcare away from the symptomatic treatment of diseases towards more predictive, preventive and personalised medicine. POC testing has advantages over centralised rapid analysis laboratories with no requirement for expensive capital infrastructure or staff with specialist technical expertise. These devices are applicable in a variety of settings including within primary, secondary and tertiary care as well as within low to medium income countries (LMICs). A wide range of advances—including in assays, transducers, microfluidics, and device fabrication, connected instrumentation and data analytics—have allowed the development of a variety of applications including for chronic and infectious disease conditions. These advances are reflected in an increasing number of scientific publications, patents and commercial products that demonstrate high sensitivity, selectivity and reliability, as well as fast, accurate, cost-effective and user-friendly assays.
On this research topic, we welcome review articles and original research papers aimed at the related key issues of basic research, materials development, system integration and data management with new POC diagnostic technologies in the frame of emerging and demanding clinical and biotechnological applications.
Prof. Zulfiqur Ali
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. Micromachines 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.
- Point-of-Care Diagnostics
- Rapid Diagnostics
- Cancer Detection
- Infectious and Chronic Diseases
- Connected Instrumentation
- Data Analytics
- Device Fabrication