Special Issue "Microfluidic-Based Tecnologies for Point-of-CareDiagnostics: Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "B:Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Xunli Zhang Website E-Mail
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
Phone: +44-(0)23-8059-5099
Interests: microfluidics; drug delivery systems; nanomedicine; bioanalysis; biomicrofluidics
Guest Editor
Dr. Sammer-ul Hassan E-Mail
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
Interests: microfluidics; droplet-based microfluidics; lab-on-a-chip; biomedical microdevices; biosensor development; continuous chemical sensing; point-of-care diagnostics; high-throughput microfluidic systems; optical detections and microfabrication

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antimicrobial resistant bacteria has been recognised as a global threat and requires a robust and collective response from every stakeholder of society and by public health institutions. Current standard technologies to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are time consuming, expensive, labour intensive and are central lab-based solutions. This poses an increasing threat, especially in remote areas where access to these sophisticated technologies is limited. Contrary to conventional technologies, microfluidics has become an enabling platform for point-of-care (POC) testing of AMR in healthcare, providing simple, robust, cost-effective and portable diagnostics. This is an emerging field globally and it can have a large impact on people's lives. Therefore, we propose that this Special Issue will attract high-quality publications from around the globe and will, hence, be of interest to readers.

Prof. Dr. Xunli Zhang
Dr. Sammer-ul Hassan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • microfluidics
  • point of care
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • lab on a chip
  • antibiotic
  • capillary flow
  • colorimetry
  • antimicrobial susceptibility testing
  • minimum inhibitory concentration
  • bacterial identification
  • miniaturization
  • microsystems
  • rapid diagnostics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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