Special Issue "Point-of-Care Diagnostics Technology and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 11332
Point-of-care (POC) diagnosis have the potential to be applied in various clinical investigations, not only for chronic diseases (or cancers), but also emergency or critical conditions. Historically, some studies found that POC technologies were very suitable for early type of biomarker or organ evaluation. In specimen testing, these technologies can be used for the design of virus gene fragment/antibodies, biomarkers of cancer cells, and enzymes of organs detections. For emergency applications, they can be used in bedside POC ultrasound evaluations or critical data testing. For example, POC-related biosensors or small testing machines are applied in ambulances or emergency rooms for cardiac enzymes testing when evaluating patients with myocardial infraction. In recent studies, we found that the process of POC diagnostics was evaluated using new applications (i.e., using electrochemical immunosensors, physical/chemical micro-channel systems, aerosol particles analysis). Therefore, POC-related topics have become very popular, especially in clinical medicine as well as biochemical and biological technologies. In this Special Issue, we aim to provide an opportunity to widely introduce your related research. We are seeking your high-quality, original research and review articles that focus on the field of “Point-of-Care Diagnostics Technology and Applications”.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- POC-related diagnostics, technologies, and applications;
- POC material science and basic studies;
- POC in clinical medicine;
- Critical, emergency, extremely environment applications;
- Cell, animal, or human studies for achieving POC development;
- The future applications of POC.
Dr. Yan-Ren Lin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- point-of-care (POC)
- clinical medicine