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Special Issue "Advanced Biosensors for Human Disease Detection and Monitoring"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria Giovanna Trivella
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Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica del CNR, Pisa, Italy
Interests: interdisciplinary research; translational research; biomedical device validation
Prof. Dr. Abdelhamid Errachid
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Institute of Analytical Sciences (ISA) – UMR 5280, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France
Interests: biosensors; impedance spectroscopy; chemosensors; biolab-on-a-chip; biofunctionalization; micro- and nanobiotechnology
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Dr. Francesca G. Bellagambi

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Institute of Analytical Sciences (ISA) – UMR 5280, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France
Interests: analytical chemistry; saliva analysis; exhaled breath analysis; interdisciplinary research on disease biomarkers; bioanalytical methods; biosensor validation
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Innovative technology such as sensors and biosensors would represent a powerful tool in clinical applications for identifying health and/or pathological status and monitoring changes during the subject life and activities. Early detection plays a crucial role in treatment planning and prognostic evaluation. An early assessment of the pathological status of a patient, tracing of disease progression, and monitoring of therapy efficacy are primary objectives in healthcare research. In this respect, biosensors are very promising tools for disease diagnosis as well as for monitoring stable status or acute relapses due to biomarker detection. Compared to traditional approaches, such as immunochemical methods or analytical techniques, biosensors’ main advantages are represented by their ease of use, reduced cost, portability, and possibility of online monitoring of biomarkers by in situ measurements mainly due to their integration into lab-on-chip (LoC) and point-of-care (PoC) devices, as well as the their use with fragile people (e.g., newborns, elderly, disabled people) or in extreme conditions (e.g., space missions). In addition, continuous evolution of micro- and nanobiotechnologies has provided the achievement of that level of sensitivity and accuracy that allows the implementation of biosensors in clinical research in an increasingly targeted way.

This Special Issue invites contributions, as original research articles or reviews, on the current advances in biosensor technology and improvements, especially focused on clinical and environmental monitoring applications, as well as on the improvements reached by biotechnologies, including materials, device design and fabrication, and analytical techniques. Biosensors concerning biological matrices non-invasively sampled will be particularly welcome.

Dr. Maria Giovanna Trivella
Prof. Dr. Abdelhamid Errachid
Dr. Francesca G. Bellagambi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Electrochemical sensors
  • Immunosensors
  • Optical sensors
  • Micro- and nanobiotechnology for health applications
  • Biomarkers
  • Point of care
  • Saliva
  • Exhaled breath
  • Blood
  • Tears
  • Sweat
  • Biological fluid analysis

Published Papers

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