Special Issue "Nanobiophotonics, Photomedicine, and Imaging"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: nanotheranostics, biophotonics, surface enhanced Raman scattering, photothermal and photodynamic therapy, nanomedicine
Integration of optical signal amplification and phototherapy (i.e., photothermal therapy and photodynamic therapy) using nanosystems, nanotechnologies, and nanoparticles has unveiled exciting innovations in both non-invasive disease detection and smart therapeutic approaches. In recent disease detection, various strategies have shown cell surface-specific recognition design with microenvironment-responsive biomolecules, which can be activated at long wavelengths (i.e., near infrared (NIR)-I and NIR-II regions). As for the diagnosis approach, separation technologies combined with optical signals (e.g., microfluidic devices with surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)) were applied to increase the sensitivity of small biomaterials detection. In the therapeutic area, much research has demonstrated the potential of optical treatment at a tissue level without severe thermal side effects. Therefore, the main focus of this Special Issue is to cover the recent advances in newly developed nanobiophotonics, nanophototherapy, novel photomedicine, and state-of-the-art bioimaging platforms toward their potential applications in cancer targeting, neurological disorder treatment, pathogenic microorganisms sensing, wound healing, tissue engineering, cardiovascular diseases, and deep-tissue imaging. Furthermore, the content will aim to target “translational innovators” like chemists, biologists, and materials scientists, that aim to collaborate with clinicians and engineers to create new and smart NIR-nanotechnology/nanobiotechnology/optical nanomaterials to tackle crucial nanobiomedical problems.
Prof. Dr. Chih-Chia Huang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- photothermal therapy
- photodynamic therapy
- photonics nanostructures
- nanoparticle-combined biophotonics
- cancer treatment
- neurological disorders
- pathogenic microorganisms
- wound healing
- cardiovascular diseases