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Special Issue "Biosensors for the Detection of Biomarkers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 October 2018).
The term “biomarker” or biological marker, generally refers to a measurable indicator of a normal biological state or condition, the insurgence of a pathogenesis, or a pharmacological response to therapeutic intervention; its quantified detection in biological fluids, allows the early detection of diseases or physiological mis-functions and eventually tracking disease progression in response to therapy. In this regard, biomarkers of interest span from simple molecules such as hydrogen peroxide, dopamine, uric acid, ascorbic acid to complex proteins, antigens and antibodies, hormones, enzymes and other markers for several types of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, organ function, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, allergies and infections.
The aim of this Special Issue is to focus on the most recent strategies and developments of biosensors in this field that, overcoming the need of expensive and time-consuming laboratory tests and making the analytical results readily available, can allow the early diagnosis and point-of-care diagnostics. Papers should address the employment of novel and more sensitive/selective biorecognition elements in place of classical bioreceptors, of reliable and miniaturizable or cellular-based transducers which combined to suitable microfluidics could lead to lab-on-chip devices, including the possibility of direct detection of biomarkers in biological fluids without sample preparations and multiple biomarker detection.
Both review articles and original research papers are welcome.
Prof. Gabriele Favero
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 1800 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.
- point-of-care analysis