Special Issue "Microfluidic Biosensors for Point-of-Care Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 9012
Interests: lab-on-a-chip; system integration; nucleic acid detection; microfluidics; POCT; SERS; SPR; optical sensors; nanomaterials
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We are pleased to invite contributions to this Special Issue covering relevant microfluidic-based technologies for molecular sensing and diagnosis, such as nucleic acid amplification tests. This Special Issue aims to gather original research papers and comprehensive reviews revealing novel research, fabrication methods, and applications as well as the challenges and prospects in developing microfluidics for improved biosensing and diagnostics in healthcare, food safety, and environmental monitoring.
Microfluidics allows a fast and user-friendly approach for advanced monitoring due to its amenability for automation and miniaturization. Microfluidics is an outstandingly diverse and multidisciplinary field intersecting engineering, physics, chemistry, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. A hallmark of the advanced status of the technology is the integration of microfluidics and nucleic acid amplification tests, which offer promising point-of-care testing for accurate, rapid, and simple molecular analysis.
Point-of-care devices are leading to new possibilities in performing multiple and subsequent analyses in a single platform that includes sample preparation, amplification, and signal detection. The continuous effort to miniaturize integrated and automated sensing and diagnostic devices has promoted massive development in microfluidics. Although many challenges have arisen, we may achieve great success if we can overcome these differences, resulting in numerous current publications and commercial devices.
Any contributions that address the above are welcome to this Special Issue. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in participating in this project or if you have any questions.
Dr. Kieu The Loan Trinh
Prof. Dr. Xianbo Lu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nucleic acid amplification tests
- paper-based microfluidics
- sample preparation
- Isothermal amplification
- on-chip detection