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Detection technologies and micro/nano biodevices for medical and biological applications

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Development of highly efficient detection technologies and micro/nano biodevices is indispensable for research of medicine and biology. The realization of “the detection of what was not able to be detected” and “the measurement of what was able to be measured” leads to the development of new diagnostic ...

Development of highly efficient detection technologies and micro/nano biodevices is indispensable for research of medicine and biology. The realization of “the detection of what was not able to be detected” and “the measurement of what was able to be measured” leads to the development of new diagnostic methods and the elucidation of unknown phenomena.

This research topic is intended to address detection technologies and micro/nano biodevices for medical and biological applications such as detection/measurement of biological substances (tissue, living cells, proteins, DNA/RNA, exosomes, etc.) and pathogens, separation/extraction of their substances, handling of cells/biological particles and so forth. For this purpose, we would like to welcome contributors that tackle the development of new detection technologies and use the micro/nano biodevices for medical and biological applications.

Papers presented to this Research Topic are expected to be linked to the following fields of research:

-Detection technologies (fluorescence, super-resolution microscopy, Raman, electrochemistry, SPR, OCT, quantum dots, etc.) for living cells.
-Detection technologies for biological substances and pathogens
-Microfluidic devices for biomarker and pathogen detection.
-Nanofluidic devices for DNA/RNA analysis.
-Rare substances (circulating tumor cells, proteins, miRNA, methylated DNA, etc.) detection using micro/nano biodevices.
-In vivo or In vitro cell-based assay using microfluidic devices.
-Paper based devices for global health.
-Portable diagnostic chip for point-of-care testing.
-Bioassay using nanoparticles on microfluidic devices.
-Single molecule measurement technologies (magnetic tweezers, optical tweezers, AFM, etc.)
-Instrumentation (automation, miniaturization, etc.) of detection apparatus for medical and biological applications


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