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Special Issue "Magnetic Biosensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019.
INESC-Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias (INESC-MN), 1000-029 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: spintronics; magnetic materials; thin film deposition; microfabrication; material charecterization; magnetic tunnel junctions; magnetoresistive biosensors
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The current demand for new clinical diagnostics has fostered the development of integrated healthcare solutions for the rapid diagnosis, monitoring and management of health conditions. Such integrated systems rely on the availability of sensors and sensing techniques compatible with low-cost fabrication methods and adaptable to different materials and functionalities such as sensing, actuation, signal processing and communication. Magnetic sensing is an established technology providing high sensitivity with tunable spatial resolution regarding the detection of magnetic signals. Magnetic sensors compatibility with standard silicon integrated circuit technology, with electronic and fluidic circuitry, as well as with a wide range of materials, including flexible substrates, have prompted the development of a new generation of biomedical devices. Indeed, over the past 10 years, a multitude of applications combining such sensing units with diagnostics have emerged in the literature, including the detection of nucleic acids, proteins and cells in point-of-care (PoC) diagnostic devices; the detection of low-frequency bio-signals, such as neuron activity, using both rigid and flexible probes; the in-situ manipulation of magnetic nanoparticles; or the fabrication of dense, packed arrays for bioimaging scanners. Accordingly, this Special Issue aims to merge these recent developments focusing on the integration of magnetic sensors with different technologies targeting smart diagnostics for health solutions. Authors are invited to contribute research papers or review articles focusing on the detection of biological molecules/cells in portable systems, integrated systems with multiple functionalities targeting the real-time monitoring of health status, precision diagnostics, high-content screens or innovative fabrication/architecture methods for the low-cost and/or large-scale production of magnetic-based bioanalytical devices.
Prof. Dr. Susana Cardoso de Freitas
Dr. Sofia Aires Martins
Dr. Verónica C. Martins Romão
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- Magnetic biosensors
- Lab-on-chip devices
- Magnetic markers
- Magnetic flow cytometry
- Magnetic bioimaging
- Magnetic nanoparticles functionalization
- Magnetic nanoparticle manipulation and trapping