Special Issue "Trends in Multiplex and Smart Technologies for In Vitro Diagnostics and Point-of-Care Testing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021) | Viewed by 28539
Interests: immunoassays; IVD; POC technologies; molecular diagnostics; next-generation sequencing; mobile healthcare
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Multiplex immunoassays (IAs) that can simultaneously determine many analytes in a single sample are becoming critically important in healthcare for the diagnosis of complex diseases. This Special Issue will provide insights into various multiplex IA formats and technologies together with the challenges involved and future prospects. Similarly, there is an evolving trend towards smart technologies for in vitro diagnostics (IVD) and point-of-care testing (POCT), which are paving the way toward next-generation healthcare. Smartphone/smart device (SP/SD)-based technologies, paper-based assays (PBAs), and lab-on-a-chip (LOC) platforms are the most prominent smart technologies, which will be very useful for rapid diagnostics at decentralized labs, physician office labs, and remote and personalized settings. The emerging smart devices are fully-automated, network-enabled, and do not require continuous power supply. The complementary technologies, such as microfluidics, system integration, device automation, and new biosensor concepts, are providing an impetus for continuous improvements in multiplex detection and smart technologies. The pending challenges include reproducible bioanalytical performance, miniaturization of microfluidic devices, material safety and disposal, changing SP/SD specifications, data security and ownership, big data, and cost-effectiveness.
Dr. Sandeep K. Vashist
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- multiplex detection
- smart technologies
- in vitro diagnostics
- point-of-care testing