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Special Issue "Disposable Optical Biosensors"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tobias Werner

University of Applied Science Mannheim, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Mannheim, Germany
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Interests: Optical sensors; biosensors; analytical chemistry; clinical chemistry; fluorophores

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Within the field of biosensor development, disposable optical devices play a growing role in certain areas, including early-stage disease diagnostics, point-of-care applications, therapeutic monitoring, environmental analysis, food and agriculture control, or in the field of bioprocess monitoring. Along with the trend to develop small and easy to handle smart analytical tools, the improvement in materials, as well as optics and electronics, have enabled the development of efficient disposable biosensors for the detection of biomolecules in different environments.

This Special Issue of Sensors entitled “Disposable Optical Biosensors” will focus on all aspects of research and development related to these topics. Both reviews and original research articles that focus on the design and experimental verification of disposable optical biosensors are welcome. In addition, the submission of papers reporting on interesting results of testing “Disposable Optical Biosensors” in the real world are highly appreciated.

Regardless of the optical measuring technique or principle that will be reported, we invite and encourage your participation in this Special Issue, if the results of your work are based on label-free or label-based sensing, immunosensing, fluorescence or luminescence, surface plasmon resonance, fiber optics, evanescent wave, interference spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman scattering, optical platforms such as lab-on-a-chip, and microfluidics incorporating intracellular fluorescent probes for biosensing. Further high-quality contributions from other fields of “Disposable Optical Biosensors” will also be considered.

Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fiber-optical biosensors
  • Optical biosensors in small devices
  • Microfluidics and optically integrated biosensor systems (lab-on-a-chip)
  • Biosensors in disposable devices such as sensors for disposable bioreactors
  • Metabolite monitoring
  • Immobilized luminophores, receptors, and proteins
  • Wearable biosensors
  • Enzyme-based biosensors
  • Biomedical analysis
  • Point of care device

Prof. Dr. Tobias Werner
Guest Editor

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  • Fiber-optical biosensors
  • Fluorescence-based biosensors in small devices
  • Fluorescence proteins
  • Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET)
  • Microfluidics and Optical integrated biosensor systems (lab-on-a-chip)
  • Disposable devices
  • Immobilized luminophores, receptors, and proteins
  • Wearable biosensors

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