Special Issue "The Use of Biosensors in Lab-on-a-Chip Devices: Current Practice and Future Directions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 629
Interests: active Control of flow patterns; carbon nanopipettes and cellular probes; electrokinetics and dielectrophoresis; liquid cell electron microscopy (the nanoaquarium); magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD); microfluidic pumps, stirrers; microfluidics with low temperature co-Fired ceramic tapes (LTCC); microswimmers (C. elegans); nanowalkers (molecular motors); point of care diagnostics (lab on chip); energy storage and desalination
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Special Issue in Biosensors: 3D Printing for Point-of-Care In Vitro Diagnostic Devices
Microfluidic ‘lab on a chip’ implementations of bioassays and medical diagnostics devices will necessarily include some ultimate detection or reporting step. The detection may be based on optical (bioluminescence, fluorescence, absorption, scattering, or turbidity), electrochemical (potentiometric or amperometric), magnetic, or mechanical (mass) means. An optimal combination of microfluidics and biosensors will facilitate improved sensitivity and specificity, portability, reduced costs, and automated operation for ease of use as well as reliability. Application areas include point-of-care medical diagnostics for infectious diseases, cancer screening and monitoring therapies as companion diagnostics, as well as food safety, homeland security, environmental sampling, and organ-on-a-chip systems. Microfluidic processing provides sample pretreatments, separation and concentration steps, and, in the case of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) targets, enzymatic amplification. Sample enrichment and novel detection modalities using CRISPR and related enzymes have recently shown significant potential for improvements in sensitivity and specificity. In this Special Issue, technological developments and emerging concepts for integrating biosensors into LOC devices will be featured, including conventional and CD (centrifugal compact disk) chips with microfluidic channels, paper-based microfluidics, and 3D-printed devices, optimized for sample type, cost constraints, multiplexing, disposability, single-use.
Dr. Michael G. Mauk
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