Special Issue "Nucleic Acid Amplification-Based Biosensors: Design, Fabrication and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2023) | Viewed by 942
Nucleic acid amplification methods are the gold standard of molecular diagnostics, as they are more sensitive, specific, and rapid than conventional immunoassays or culturing methods. However, most nucleic acid amplification methods require centralized laboratories and trained personnel and, to a large extent, fail to be a point-of-care. Biosensors based on nucleic acids combine the specificity and sensitivity of the nucleic acid recognition event and amplification, respectively, in a user-friendly, low-cost, compact, and integrated device in order to achieve near-patient or on-site testing. This Special Issue, "Nucleic Acid Amplification-Based Biosensors: Design, Fabrication and Applications", focuses on the recent advances in biosensors that combine a nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) amplification process (thermal or isothermal methods) together with different detection readouts (e.g., colorimetric and electrochemical) and detection strategies (e.g., microarrays, microfluidic paper analytical devices, lateral flow tests, and micro-total analysis systems). We invite submissions of research that help to advance the field of nucleic acid amplification-based biosensors, from the design and fabrication to application in different fields (such as disease diagnosis, health surveillance, food safety, and environmental monitoring).
Dr. Anna Toldrà
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nucleic acid
- thermal DNA amplification
- isothermal DNA amplification
- in situ testing