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Special Issue "Point-of-Care Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
2. Centre for Blood Research, Life Sciences Centre, University of British Columbia, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
Interests: point-of-care technologies; lab-on-a-chip; analytical chemistry; nanotechnology; stem cells; tissue engineering; bioengineering; cell and molecular biology; biochemistry
Conventional laboratory tests, including protein and nucleic acid tests, rely heavily on high-end instrumentation and highly trained operators, limiting their use in resource-poor settings. With the increasing incidence of infectious diseases and water and food contamination, particularly in developing countries with poor infrastructure, there is an urgent need to develop robust, inexpensive, portable and rapid point-of-care (POC) devices, including paper- and chip-based devices. These POC technologies are able to carry out sophisticated tests in a simple and cost-effective manner. This Special Issue aims to discuss the recent advances in POC devices for various applications, including medical diagnosis, food safety and environmental monitoring. Topics include but are not limited to the development of paper- and chip-based POC devices for the detection of target analytes based upon colorimetric, fluorescent and electrochemical detection. We invite researchers to share their knowledge by contributing relevant original research articles, short communications and review articles.
Dr. Jane Ru Choi
Dr. Kar Wey Yong
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Point-of-care technologies
- Paper-based devices
- Chip-based devices
- Medical diagnosis
- Food safety
- Environmental monitoring