Special Issue "Nano-Biosensors for Detection and Monitoring (Volume II)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 519

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Centro De Investigaciones Biomédicas (CINBIO), Universidade de Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Interests: microfluidic sensing; electrochemical bio-sensing; point-of-care diagnostics; precision diagnostics; plasmonic sensing; microfluidic devices; lab-on-chip
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Dear Colleagues,

Sensing technology is a swiftly evolving field with major applications in biological substances and detection devices, including rapid detection for chemical, biological, and environmental monitoring. This Special Issue is devoted to advances in a diversity of topics in this area, from detection to engineering and incorporation methods to novel sensors. Articles reporting on the latest developments in multiplexed detection including electrochemical, optical, magnetic, and other transduction types are welcome.

I am delighted to welcome you to submit a paper to this Special Issue on “Nano-Biosensors for Detection and Monitoring”, which are evolving research subjects with a variety of applications. The scope of the Special Issue in the field of biosensing is wide, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Advancement of biosensor methodologies and applications;
  • Invention technology of chip-based detection devices;
  • Biomimetic systems and devices for biosensing application;
  • Biological and chemical actuators, including smart materials and components;
  • Lab-on-a-chip systems.

Research articles and complete, thorough review reports on recent developments in the field, as well as accomplishments and new technologies claiming to be relevant to biosensing and actuation, will be considered for publication. This Special Issue is addressed at biologists, cell culture experts, etc.

Dr. Krishna Kant
Guest Editor

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  • diagnostics
  • molecular imprinted polymer biosensing
  • multiplexed biosensing
  • bio-inspired materials
  • cell and tissue sensors

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Continuous In Vivo Monitoring of Indole-3-Acetic Acid and Salicylic Acid in Tomato Leaf Veins Based on an Electrochemical Microsensor
Biosensors 2023, 13(12), 1002; https://doi.org/10.3390/bios13121002 - 28 Nov 2023
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Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and salicylic acid (SA), as critical plant hormones, are involved in multiple physiological regulatory processes of plants. Simultaneous and continuous in vivo detection of IAA and SA will help clarify the mechanisms of their regulation and crosstalk. First, this study [...] Read more.
Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and salicylic acid (SA), as critical plant hormones, are involved in multiple physiological regulatory processes of plants. Simultaneous and continuous in vivo detection of IAA and SA will help clarify the mechanisms of their regulation and crosstalk. First, this study reports the development and application of an electrochemical microsensor for simultaneous and continuous in vivo detection of IAA and SA. This electrochemical microsensor system consisted of a tip (length, 2 mm) of platinum wire (diameter, 0.1 mm) modified with carbon cement and multi-walled carbon nanotubes, an untreated tip (length, 2 mm) of platinum wire (diameter, 0.1 mm), as well as a tip (length, 2 mm) of Ag/AgCl wire (diameter, 0.1 mm). It was capable of detecting IAA in the level ranging from 0.1 to 30 µM and SA ranging from 0.1 to 50 µM based on the differential pulse voltammetry or amperometric i-t., respectively. The dynamics of IAA and SA levels in tomato leaf veins under high salinity stress were continuously detected in vivo, and very little damage occurred. Compared to conventional detection methods, the constructed microsensor is not only suitable for continuously detecting IAA and SA in microscopic plant tissue in vivo, it also reduces the damage done to plants during the detection. More importantly, the continuous and dynamic changes in IAA and SA data obtained in stiu through this system not only can help clarify the interaction mechanisms of IAA and SA in plants, it also helps to evaluate the health status of plants, which will promote the development of basic research in botany and precision agriculture. Full article
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