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Special Issue "Rapid Screening in the Life Science Based on Photonics and Plasmonics Technology"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 614

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Fulvio Ratto
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Guest Editor
Istituto di Fisica Applicata “Nello Carrara”, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-IFAC), 50019 Florence, Italy
Interests: imaging laser
Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara”, CNR-IFAC, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Interests: bioimaging; biophotonics; personalized medicine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rapid screening is becoming an urgent need in life science. Efficient and cost-effective devices for fast identification of viral or bacterial fingerprints are crucial for the restoration of normal daily activities during and after the pandemic. Besides, monitoring of pharmacological treatments is of utmost importance in long-term healthcare and in preventing infections (such as sepsis or in the treatment of chronic wounds).

Sensing allergens, pathogens and contaminants fulfills a key role in food safety.

Photonics and plasmonics can support the development of integrated platforms enjoying the appropriate accuracy and complying with the design of compact, portable and easy-to-use devices for biosensors and biomarker recognition with fast response.

Dr. Fulvio Ratto
Prof. Dr. Francesca Rossi
Guest Editors

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  • biomarkers
  • nanoparticles
  • laser
  • photoacoustics
  • Raman
  • biosensors
  • food safety
  • wound healing
  • infection
  • viruses
  • bacteria

Published Papers

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