Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Immunosensors and DNA Sensors"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019) | Viewed by 19803
Interests: electrochemical biosensors; optical nanosensors; mesoporous nanomachines; nanomaterials engineering
Interests: nanomachines; molecular gates; drug delivery; nanosensors; electrochemistry
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Biosensors are self-contained and integrated receptor–transducer analytical devices, in which a biological recognition element is in intimate contact or incorporated with a suitable transducer. During last few decades, biosensor technology has been empowered by the unique high surface area to volume ratio, biomolecule load capacity, easy preparation and functionalization, and optical, thermo-, electroconductive and catalytic properties of nanomaterials. In special, nanosized materials have significantly impacted in bioanalytical chemistry allowing the preparation of a great variety of biosensor devices with original three-dimensional architectures and excellent bioanalytical properties. Nanomaterials, used along or rationally combined as tailor-made hybrid or composite nanomaterials, have been largely employed as transduction, amplification and labelling elements to construct reliable and sensitive sensor devices for clinical, environmental, industrial and food analysis. In this context, special attention has been devoted to design original nanomaterials-based immunosensors and DNA biosensors, due to the relevance of these affinity sensor devices in biomedical applications.
This Special Issue aims to focus on the last advances in the development of innovative nanomaterials-based optical, electrochemical, thermal and piezoelectric immunosensors and DNA sensors. Special attention will be paid to new strategies for nanomaterials preparation and functionalization, oriented immobilization of DNA and antibody molecules, aptasensors, and design of label-free biosensing approaches in order to realize highly sensitive, selective and stable biosensors devices.
Prof. Reynaldo Villalonga Santana
Dr. Alfredo Sánchez
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