Special Issue "Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Biosensors (Volume II)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 56

Special Issue Editor

National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 400293 Cluj Napoca, Romania
Interests: SERS; biosensing; miniaturized devices; PoC devices; clinical applications of SERS; spectral pathology; liquid SERS-based biopsy; SERS based diagnosis; SERS on bacteria
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Like every up-to-date analytical technique with high potential for clinical application, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy has evolved into a futuristic asset in point-of-care (PoC) analysis. SERS-based biosensing approaches offer promising solutions for the identification of pathogens, rapid testing for viruses, glucose or O2 saturation, antibiotic susceptibility testing, early cancer diagnosis or prognosis, and various other crucial clinical issues. With this Special Issue, we intend to comprehensively collect relevant SERS biosensors studies with potential in PoC testing and off-site use, with a view to improving healthcare accessibility and sustainability.

In this Special Issue, we will also provide the latest input resulting from synergistic approaches like SERS and machine learning, SERS-based spectral pathology enhanced via chemometrics and adaptive, robust computational tools, or SERS-based setups that integrate digital technology for ultrasensitivity and reliability.

Topics of interest to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Label-free and label-based SERS bioassays;
  • Miniaturized SERS-activated platforms for biosensing;
  • Data augmentation in spectral pathology and diagnosis;
  • Modern and conventional chemometric tools for high-accuracy SERS data analysis;
  • Single-cell SERS detection of morphological variations associated with chronic diseases;
  • Microfluidic SERS-based devices for clinical use;
  • Functional, original SERS-based setups for diagnosis and malignancy monitoring;
  • Nanomaterials’ interaction with viable cells for susceptibility testing, drug delivery and efficient treatment.

Dr. Nicoleta Elena Dina
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • SERS
  • biosensing
  • miniaturized devices
  • PoC devices
  • clinical applications of SERS
  • SERS-based diagnosis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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