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Advances in Conception and Design of (Bio)Chemical Sensors and their Integration in Microsystems

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(Bio)chemical sensors constitute the heart of micro-total analysis systems (microTAS). These microsystems can include different functions: microfluidic, mixture, separation, with the detection function being ensured by the (bio)chemical sensor. In the field of healthcare, these microsystems are called “point ...

(Bio)chemical sensors constitute the heart of micro-total analysis systems (microTAS). These microsystems can include different functions: microfluidic, mixture, separation, with the detection function being ensured by the (bio)chemical sensor. In the field of healthcare, these microsystems are called “point of care” systems; they can detect biomarkers in biological fluids at the bedside. The same types of microsystems can be designed for food and environmental control to be used on-site.

This Research Topic will focus on new principles, designs, and materials for these micro-total analysis systems. Optical and electrochemical (bio)chemical sensors are at the heart of these microTAS. Different domains of applications, including food and environmental control, as well as biomedical applications, will be tackled.

We welcome submissions of Original Research, Review, Mini Review, and Perspective articles, on themes including, but not limited to:

 • Development of novel (bio)chemical sensors and sensing materials to be integrated in microTAS
 • Applications of sensors with different transduction principles (optical, electrochemical, etc.)
 • Development of novel silicon-, polymer- and paper-based microTAS
 • Methodology around the integration of (bio)chemical sensors in microsystems
 • Innovative design of microTAS for food and environmental control, as well as biomedical applications
 • Novel design of point-of-care microTAS diagnostic tools
 • Novel design of lab-on-a-chip including optical or electrochemical (bio)chemical sensors


Keywords: Optical (bio)chemical sensors, Electrochemical (bio)chemical sensors, microTAS, point-of-care, lab-on-a-chip


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15 December 2020 Manuscript
15 January 2021 Manuscript Extension

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15 December 2020 Manuscript
15 January 2021 Manuscript Extension

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