Special Issue "Recent Progress in Biosensor Technologies for Detection of Exosomes"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensors and Healthcare".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 1251

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Laboratory of Nano-photonics and Biosensors, Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering/ Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Applied Science Building 3F, Inst. of Elec.-Opti. Eng., No. 88, Sec. 4, Ting-Chou Road, Wenshan Dist., Taipei 11677, Taiwan
Interests: optical biosensing; plasmonics; nanophotonics; organic optoelectronic devices integrated biosensor design; BioMEMS; optical system integration; advanced 2D materials synthesis and nanofabrication; DNA biosensors; microRNA biosensors; exosome biosensors
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Advanced Optoelectronic Polymers and Devices Laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan
Interests: liquid biopsy technology and applications; biosensors; organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs); plasmonic devices; integrated bioelectronics; Micro-RNA biosensors; exosome biosensors; PI-conjugated materials synthesis and Micro-/Nano-fabrication; Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) materials
Dr. Yun-Ju Lai
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School of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 11677, Taiwan
Interests: cancer cell biology, signal transduction; metastasis; cancer stem cells; drug screening; nature products; programmed cell death, apoptosis; autophagy; exosome secretion; cell images; glioblastoma; colorectal carcinoma; hepatocellular carcinoma
Biomedical Engineering and Technology Lab, Advanced Manufacturing Lab, Core Lab Complex, Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur, Dumna Airport Road, Jabalpur 482005, MP, India
Interests: microscale tissue engineering and translational bioengineering using sustainable and intelligent biomaterials; bioadhesive coatings for implants and medical devices; metal additive manufacturing for biomedical engineering; biocompatible nanostructures for angiogenesis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue on Recent Progress in Biosensor Technologies for the Detection of Exosomes. Exosomes are extracellular vesicles (generally with a length of 30-150 nm) that play important roles in various physiological and pathological processes. These cell-secreted nanoparticles are considered a special class of biomarkers for non-invasive disease diagnostics in point-of-care settings.

Biosensors have gained great research attention for the detection of exosomes due to their superior properties, such as convenient operation, real-time monitoring ability, high sensitivity, and remarkable specificity. They have great potential in various biomedical applications (from early diagnosis to therapy monitoring), e.g., the early diagnosis of cancer. Exosomes are attractive cancer biomarkers in noninvasive early diagnosis because of their unique physiological and pathological functions, which can reveal remarkable information about cancer microenvironments and plays an important role in the development and evolution of cancer.

The rapid developments of exosomes biosensors, such as concepts in structural design, fabrication techniques, sensing materials, numerical simulations, sensing techniques (optical, electrochemical, microfluidics and electrical (nano) biosensors for detection of exosomes) and diagnostic applications are significantly contributing to this field for the development of an accurate and highly sensitive detection platform for future clinical applications.

This Special Issue, entitled “Recent Progress in Biosensor Technologies for Detection of Exosomes”, will showcase the recent advances in exosomes biosensing and investigate the current challenges, recommendations and future opportunities in this field.

The editors of this Special Issue welcome original research and review articles that cover both exosome bioengineering and their biosensing applications, achieving the goal of presenting challenges in cancer biosensing and detecting trace amounts of a wide variety of analytes. This Special Issue plans not only to provide an overview of recent achievements but also to stimulate ideas about current and future research in exosome sensors in the field of translational bioengineering.

Prof. Dr. Nan-Fu Chiu
Dr. Yu-Sheng Hsiao
Dr. Yun-Ju Lai
Dr. Himansu Sekhar Nanda
Guest Editors

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  • exosomes
  • micro-RNA
  • biosensors
  • diagnostic applications
  • clinical applications
  • translational bioengineering

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Biogenesis, Isolation, and Detection of Exosomes and Their Potential in Therapeutics and Diagnostics
Biosensors 2023, 13(8), 802; https://doi.org/10.3390/bios13080802 - 10 Aug 2023
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The increasing research and rapid developments in the field of exosomes provide insights into their role and significance in human health. Exosomes derived from various sources, such as mesenchymal stem cells, cardiac cells, and tumor cells, to name a few, can be potential [...] Read more.
The increasing research and rapid developments in the field of exosomes provide insights into their role and significance in human health. Exosomes derived from various sources, such as mesenchymal stem cells, cardiac cells, and tumor cells, to name a few, can be potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of diseases and could also serve as biomarkers for the early detection of diseases. Cellular components of exosomes, several proteins, lipids, and miRNAs hold promise as novel biomarkers for the detection of various diseases. The structure of exosomes enables them as drug delivery vehicles. Since exosomes exhibit potential therapeutic applications, their efficient isolation from complex biological/clinical samples and precise real-time analysis becomes significant. With the advent of microfluidics, nano-biosensors are being designed to capture exosomes efficiently and rapidly. Herein, we have summarized the history, biogenesis, characteristics, functions, and applications of exosomes, along with the isolation, detection, and quantification techniques. The implications of surface modifications to enhance specificity have been outlined. The review also sheds light on the engineered nanoplatforms being developed for exosome detection and capture. Full article
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