Special Issue "Research and Development of Point-of-Care Technologies for and after COVID-19"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 6832
Interests: point-of-care testing; photonic PCR; digital detection
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The ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become pandemic and is still seriously threatening global health. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only made a profound impact on public lives but also posed critical challenges for research, industry, and medical communities about the research and development of point-of-care (POC) technologies. Meanwhile, in the past one year, POC technologies have obtained an unprecedented development. For example, the USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently authorized first COVID-19 self-testing at home. Before COVID-19, commonly-used diagnostic techniques usually require complex infrastructure, trained personnel, long turnaround, and expensive reagents. However, mostly elements are unavailable in resource-limited settings and are even lacking in well-developed regions when facing to unprecedented numbers of demands, e.g., for the control and prevention of COVID-19. Point-of-care (POC) diagnostic technologies can simplify the healthcare processes, improve clinical decision-making. The main advantages of POC technologies rely on their cost/time efficiency, portability, sensitivity/specificity, and user-friendliness. These characteristics enable the use of POC systems on site (e.g., home, airport, railway station, primary hospital), which is the most important step for pandemic control. Apart of screening and testing, POC technologies also may play an important role in the prognosis and recovery of COVID-19 patients. This Special Issue thus seeks to showcase research papers, review articles that focus on: the diagnosis, prognosis, and recovery of COVID-19 based on POC technologies.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Dr. Minli You
Dr. Jie Hu
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- Point-of-care technology
- Microfluidic chip
- Point-of-Care Diagnostic Biosensors in Micromachines (1 article)
- Microsystems for Point-of-Care Testing, Volume II in Micromachines (1 article)
- Emerging and Disruptive Next-Generation Technologies for POC: Sensors, Chemistry and Microfluidics for Diagnostics in Micromachines (6 articles)
- Micro-/Nano-Technology for COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention in Micromachines (3 articles)