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Special Issue "Feature Issue of Biosensors and Healthcare Section"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensors and Healthcare".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 5430
Special Issue Editor
Interests: disease diagnostics; microfluidics; cell sorting; biosensors; point-of-care testing
Special Issue Information
The integration of technology and medicine at nano- and micro-scale offers tremendous opportunities for solving important problems in biomedical engineering and enables a wide range of applications in disease diagnostics. Conventional disease testing platforms and assays are mostly lab-based, costly, and require trained technicians; hence, these platforms are not suitable for point-of-care (POC) and self-testing formats. There has been significant growth and development in recent years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and innovative biosensors and POC assays have been developed. This Special Issue provides a platform to feature novel developments on disease diagnostic platforms and assays for POC and self-testing formats.
Dr. Waseem Asghar
Manuscript Submission Information
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- point-of-care (POC) testing
- portable biosensors
- disease diagnostics
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Aptamer Based Point of Care Devices: Emerging Technologies and Integration of Computational Methods
Authors: Yusuf Aslan, Hussain Kawsar Chowdhury, Maryam Atabay, Göktürk Ilgım, Fatih Inci
Abstract: Recent advances in biosensing realm paved a critical road in biomedical applications at point-of-care (POC) settings through accurate and affordable diagnostic platforms. Today, the trend of antibody utilization as bio-recognitional element in POC devices is challenging due to the inabilities of antibodies providing high specificity and robustness. One promising candidate for biomarker capturing element is aptamers—short sequences of single-stranded DNA, RNA or artificial XNA structures. The expedient properties of these molecules are small molecular size, ease-of-amenable to chemical modifications, low or non-immunogenetic characteristics, and reproducibility at short generation time. The utilization of these aforementioned features is pivotal for developing sensitive POC platforms. Furthermore, the deficiencies related to experimental efforts of biosensor design would be tackled by the integration of computational tools in order to understand molecular interactions between aptamers and target ligands. These complementary tools provide the prediction of molecular structure reliability and functionality of aptamers. In this review, we overviewed the use of aptamers in developing next-generation biosensing scheme by elaborating novel and portable POC assays, and we also highlighted the computational methods on aptamer modeling for integrating them with POC platforms.
Keywords: Aptamer; point-of-care; biosensor; nanomaterials; computational methods