Special Issue "Advanced Electrochemical Sensors in Drug Sensing"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ľubomír Švorc

Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
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Interests: modern electroanalytical methods; novel carbon-based materials; drug analysis; food analysis; state-of-the-art electrochemical platforms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

One of the main goals of modern analytical chemistry consists in an application of rapid high throughput methods and procedures at the small and miniaturized scale, accompanied by simultaneous reduction in the number of experiments/measurements, time of analysis, energy and reagent consumption. Accordingly, modern electrochemical methods have proven to be comfortable and beneficial analytical tool for trace determination of various substances owing to the simplicity, fast response, low cost, technology based on green chemistry, miniaturization and possibility to on-line field monitoring. Despite the useful utilization of conventional electrode materials (mercury, glassy carbon, graphite, carbon paste), the electrochemists, material engineers and nanotechnologists are constantly forced to investigate and develop material platforms as electrode substrates for perspective and fool-proof electrochemical sensors in various applications. The recent popularity and availability of electrochemical methods could make them one of the most frequently used methods in the field of pharmaceutical analysis. Nowadays, the effectiveness, safety and tolerability of various drugs are in accordance with the benefit and risk evaluation in clinical practise. Taking into consideration the pharmaceutical relevance and medicinal objectives of miscellaneous drugs, novel analytical approaches based on application of progressive electrochemical sensors of high efficiency for rigid control of drugs in pharmaceutical and clinical practise are still desired. This Special Issue has the main aim to reflect the latest findings in drug sensing using novel and advanced electrochemical sensors as well as to outline future aspects in this field.

Dr. Ľubomír Švorc
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • modern electrochemical methods
  • novel electrode material
  • drug sensing
  • analytical sensitivity
  • analytical selectivity

Published Papers

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