Special Issue "Biosensors for the Analysis and Detection of Drug, Food or Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 894
Interests: novel diagnostic technologies for human diseases; food and environmental safety
Burgeoning biosensor technology offers an excellent analytical platform for the rapid, low-cost, portable, and on-site detection of various analytes. Using bioreceptors as the molecular recognition elements, biosensors can recognize a specific analyte based on different mechanisms, such as aptamer-target binding, nucleic acid hybridization, antigen-antibody recognition, enzyme inhibition, and enzyme-mimicking activity. There are many hazardous substances in drug, food, environmental, and biological samples, such as heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides, food-borne pathogens, narcotic drugs, veterinary drugs, illegal additives, persistent organic pollutants, and biomarkers of infectious diseases. In recent years, some exquisite biosensors have been developed for the detection of these analytes, including fluorescent, electrochemical, colorimetric, electrochemiluminescent, and lateral flow strip methods. The challenge is how to improve the detection sensitivity and specificity when confronted with complex practical samples. At the same time, on-site analysis has attracted more and more attention in recent years, since it can provide qualitative or/and quantitative information of samples. The realization of on-site analysis largely depends on instruments and sample preparation technologies. Thus, the development of portable instruments for on-site analysis of contaminants in real samples is highly desirable.
This Special Issue is soliciting original articles and reviews on “Biosensors for the Analysis and Detection of Drug, Food or Disease”, mainly focusing on novel analytical methods, biosensors, and portable instruments for the detection of contaminants and biomarkers in drug, food, environmental, and biological samples. We would like to invite you to submit your manuscript to us.
Prof. Dr. Lingwen Zeng
Dr. Junhua Chen
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. Biosensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2700 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.
- heavy metal
- rapid detection
- on-site analysis
- portable instrument