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Special Issue "Trends in Optical Biosensors"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2023) | Viewed by 231

Special Issue Editors

Environment and People: A Centre for Scientific Research and Innovation, Kerala 670645, India
Interests: optical biosensors; lithography; 3D structuring; Raman spectroscopy
State Key Laboratory of Applied Optics, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033, China
Interests: plasmonic nano-optics devices; optical fiber biosensor; optical super-resolution imaging; single molecule detection and molecular detection
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Polish Academy of Sciences, 00901 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: nanobiochemical optical sensors; photonics; thin films; nanotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The demand for efficient and effective biosensors is rising at a rapid pace in the current global health and environmental scenario. Optical biosensors are bio-analytical tools that integrate a biorecognition element with an optical transducer for analysis. They have proved to be a promising sensor type owing to their advantages, such as efficacy, rapidity of detection, ease of use, real-time operation, robustness, etc. Optical biosensors have potential applications in varied areas such as healthcare, medical analysis, food industry, chemical industry, drug testing, agriculture, environmental monitoring, and more. Therefore, developing more reliable optical biosensors with improved reproducibility, high specificity and sensitivity, and that are capable of detecting specific biomolecules in real-time is vital. Hence, research in the field of optical biosensors is crucial. Although optical biosensors are highly precise and effective compared to many other conventional sensing models, there is always scope for improving the efficacy and reproducibility of optical biosensors. Advancement in this field can be achieved by improving device design and investigating new engineering approaches, exploring new and novel modes of detection, and testing new sensing materials which can increase sensing efficiency.

This Special Issue of Sensors titled “Trends in Optical Biosensors” is dedicated to promoting current research trends in optical biosensors. In this Special Issue, we invite you to contribute high-quality research on advancements and developments in the field of new-generation optical biosensing technology. Original research articles, research notes, and comprehensive reviews on topics related to optical biosensors can be submitted to this Special Issue.

Dr. Pinkie Jacob Eravuchira
Dr. Wenchao Zhou
Dr. Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman
Guest Editors

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  • optical biosensors
  • lab-on-a-chip
  • point-care-devices
  • machine learning
  • microfluidics
  • optofluidic
  • medical diagnosis
  • environmental monitoring
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • SPR
  • optical fiber
  • photonic biosensors

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