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Optical Biosensors

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2024 | Viewed by 717

Special Issue Editors

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Institute of Endocrinology and Experimental Oncology “G. Salvatore” - National Research Council of Italy, Via Pietro Castellino n.111, 80131 Napoli, Italy
Interests: biophotonics; Raman spectroscopy; SERS; imaging; plasmonics; optical biosensors; nanotechnology; nanophotonics
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Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, 80124 Napoli, Italy
Interests: integrated optical sensors; interferometric waveguide sensors; resonator waveguide sensors; sensors for biomedical application
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Optical sensing plays a vital role in the broad family of the biomedical applications offering important advantages over conventional analytical techniques because they enable the direct, real-time and label-free detection of many biological and chemical substances. Optical biosensors has witnessed rapid progress in diverse aspects, ranging, for example, from the sensor design to applications, from in vitro to in vivo measurements, from bulky optical solid-state devices to the development of novel nanomaterials. 

Aiming to bring researchers together to display their excellent works, this special issue on photonic biosensing offers a platform for providing an overview of the recent developments and strategies related to novel principles, structures or materials as well as the combinations of experimental and analytical/numerical approaches for optical biosensors. Both research articles and reviews are welcome.

Our Special Issue on optical biosensing aims to cover topics including but not limited to: the manipulation of optical transducers or the rational design of optical molecular probes, the development of new sensing materials, including a range of optical sensory device types, such as intensity based, interferometric, spectroscopic, fluorescence, colorimetric, FRET, BRET, SPR, SEIRA, SERS devices, etc., and novel applications of photonic sensors in biomedicine.

Dr. Anna Chiara De Luca
Dr. Genni Testa
Dr. Marco Pisco
Dr. Ilaria Rea
Guest Editors

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  • biophotonics
  • nanomaterials
  • SERS
  • SPR
  • FRET
  • flexible biosensors
  • sensing materials
  • photonic biosensor technologies
  • lab-on-a-chip

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