Special Issue: "Optical Biosensors" - Sensors Journal

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Prof. Dr. Luigi Zeni
Professor of Electronics and Optoelectronics
Second University of Naples, Department of Information Engineering
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Deadline for Paper submission: 31 October 2007

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Vittorio M. N. Passaro 1,*, Francesco Dell’Olio 1, Biagio Casamassima 1 and Francesco De Leonardis 2
1 Photonics Research Group, Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica, Politecnico di Bari, via Edoardo Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
2 Photonics Research Group, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Ambiente e per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Politecnico di Bari, viale del Turismo n. 8, 74100 Taranto, Italy
* E-mail: passaro@deemail.poliba.it; URL page: http://dee.poliba.it/photonicsgroup
Received: 23 March 2007 / Accepted: 24 April 2007 / Published: 25 April 2007 
Full Paper: Guided-Wave Optical Biosensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 508-536 (PDF format, 579 K)

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Lei Shi, Yonghao Xu, Wei Tan and Xianfeng Chen*
Department of Physics, the State Key Laboratory on Fiber Optic Local Area Communication Networks and Advanced Optical Communication Systems, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: xfchen@sjtu.edu.cn
Received: 4 April 2007 / Accepted: 3 May 2007 / Published: 24 May 2007
Full Paper: Simulation of Optical Microfiber Loop Resonators for Ambient Refractive Index Sensing
Sensors 2007, 7, 689-696 (PDF format, 195 K)

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Chunhua Liu 1, Xiupei Yang 1,3, Hongyan Yuan 2, Zaide Zhou 1 and Dan Xiao 1,2,*
1 College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
2 College of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
3 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, China West Normal University, Nanchong, 637002, P. R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: xiaodan@scu.edu.cn
Received: 16 March 2007 / Accepted: 29 May 2007 / Published: 31 May 2007
Full Paper: Preparation of Silver Nanoparticle and Its Application to the Determination of ct-DNA
Sensors 2007, 7, 708-718 (PDF format, 893 K)

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María Espinosa Bosch 1, Antonio Jesús Ruiz Sánchez 2, Fuensanta Sánchez Rojas 3,* and Catalina Bosch Ojeda 3
1 Department of Pharmacy, General Hospital, University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Manuel Siurot s/n, 41013, Sevilla, Spain; E-mail: (maria.espinosa.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es)
2 Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Málaga, Campus Teatinos s/n, 29071, Málaga, Spain; E-mail: (ajruizs@uma.es)
3 Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Málaga, Campus Teatinos s/n, 29071, Málaga, Spain
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: fsanchezr@uma.es
Received: 21 May 2007  / Accepted: 1 June 2007  / Published: 4 June 2007
Full Paper: Recent Development in Optical Fiber Biosensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 797-859 (PDF format, 384 K)

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Hongxia Chen 1, Youn Sook Kim 2, Sam-Rok Keum 3, Sung-Hoon Kim 4, Heung-Jin Choi 4, Jaebeom Lee 2, Won Gun An 2 and Kwangnak Koh 2,* 
1 College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735, Korea
2 College of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735, Korea
3 College of Science and Technology, Jochiwon 339-700, Korea
4 College of Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Taegu 702-701, Korea
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: koh@pusan.ac.kr
Received: 18 June 2007 / Accepted: 13 July 2007 / Published: 16 July 2007 
Full Paper: Surface Plasmon Spectroscopic Detection of Saxitoxin
Sensors 2007, 7, 1216-1223 (PDF format, 159 K)

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Ioan Notingher
University of Nottingham, School of Physics and Astronomy, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK.; E-mail: ioan.notingher@nottingham.ac.uk
Received: 29 June 2007 / Accepted: 25 July 2007 / Published: 26 July 2007
Review: Raman Spectroscopy Cell-based Biosensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 1343-1358 (PDF format, 278 K)

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Benjamin Barlen 1,#, Saikat Datta Mazumdar 1,#, Olga Lezrich 1, Peter Kämpfer 2 and Michael Keusgen 1,*
1 Institut für Pharmazeutische Chemie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marbacher Weg 6, D﷓35032 Marburg, Germany
E-mails: benjamin.barlen@staff.uni-marburg.de, dattamaz@staff.uni-marburg.de, lezrich@web.de, keusgen@staff.uni-marburg.de.
2 Institut für Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32, D﷓35392 Gießen, Germany. E-mail: peter.kaempfer@agrar.uni-giessen.de.
# These authors contributed equally to this work. * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 26 June 2007 / Accepted: 3 August 2007 / Published: 7 August 2007 
Full Paper: Detection of Salmonella by Surface Plasmon Resonance
Sensors 2007, 7, 1427-1446 (PDF format, 1310 K)

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Arvind Chandrasekaran 1,*, Ashwin Acharya 1, Jian Liang You 1, Kim Young Soo 1, Muthukumaran Packirisamy 1, Ion Stiharu 1 and André Darveau 2
1 CONCAVE Research Center, Optical Microsystems Laboratory, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
CONCORDIA University, 1515 St. Catherine (o), Montreal, QC H3G2W1, Canada
2 Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Laval, Quebec, Canada. E-mail: andre.darveau@bcm.ulaval.ca.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: achandra@alcor.concordia.ca; Tel.: 1-514-8482424 x7098
Received: 24 August 2007 / Accepted: 10 September 2007 / Published: 11 September 2007
Full Paper:
Hybrid Integrated Silicon Microfluidic Platform for Fluorescence Based Biodetection
Sensors 2007, 7, 1901-1915 (PDF format, 1020 K)


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Narcizo Muñoz Aguirre 1,*, Lilia Martínez Pérez  2, Jose Alfredo Colín 2 and Eduardo Buenrostro-Gonzalez 1
1 Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas no. 152, Col. San Bartolo Atepehuacan, 07730 México D.F. México. E-mail: nmag804@avantel.net.
2 Unidad Profesional Interdisciplinaria en Ingeniería y Tecnologías Avanzadas del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Av. IPN No. 2580, Col. Barrio La Laguna Ticomán, C.P. 07340, México D.F. México.
E-mail:buhomartin@yahoo.com.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 7 June 2007 / Accepted: 17 September / Published: 21 September 2007
Full Paper: Development of a Surface Plasmon Resonance n-dodecane Vapor Sensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 1954-1961 (PDF format, 301 K)

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Carlo Camerlingo 1, Flora Zenone 2,3, Ines Delfino 4, Nadia Diano 3,5, Damiano Gustavo Mita 3,5*, Maria Lepore 3,5
1 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Cibernetica  “E. Caianiello”, Pozzuoli, Italy        
2 Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università “Federico II”, Naples, Italy                                          
3 Consorzio Interuniversitario INBB, Sezione di Napoli,  Italy                                                                     
4 Biophysics and Nanoscience Centre, CNISM, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy                       
5 Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Seconda Università di Napoli, Naples, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail : mita@igb.cnr.it
Received: 21 September 2007 / Accepted: 1 October 2007 / Published: 3 October 2007
Full Paper: Investigation on Clarified Fruit Juice Composition by Using Visible Light Micro-Raman Spectroscopy
Sensors 2007, 7, 2049-2061 (PDF format, 267 K)


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Jaafar Abdullah 1, Musa Ahmad 2, Lee Yook Heng 2, Nadarajah Karuppiah 1 and Hamidah Sidek 1
1 Environmental and Bioprocess Technology Centre, SIRIM Berhad, No.1, Persiaran Dato’ Menteri, Section 2,
P.O. Box 7035, 40911 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E., Malaysia.
2 School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,
43600 Bangi, Selangor D.E., Malaysia.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: andong@pkrisc.cc.ukm.my
Received: 14 March 2007 / Accepted: 6 June 2007 / Published: 11 October 2007
Full Paper: An Optical Biosensor based on Immobilization of Laccase and MBTH in Stacked Films for the Detection of Catechol.
Sensors 2007, 7, 2238-2250 (PDF format, 291 K)

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Muawia Salameh Alqasaimeh, Lee Yook Heng * and Musa Ahmad
School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Email: mo_qas@yahoo.com *E-mail: yhl1000@ukm.my, E-mail: andong@ukm.my
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 3 August 2007 / Accepted: 13 September 2007 / Published: 11 October 2007
Full Paper: A Urea Biosensor from Stacked Sol-Gel Films with Immobilized Nile Blue Chromoionophore and Urease Enzyme
Sensors 2007, 7, 2251-2262 (PDF format, 226 K)


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Ye Fang
Biochemical Technologies, Science and Technology Division, Corning Incorporated, Sullivan Park, Corning, NY 14831, USA
* E-mail: fangy2@corning.com.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 24 September 2007 / Accepted: 15 October 2007 / Published: 16 October 2007
Full Paper: Non-invasive Optical Biosensor for Probing Cell Signaling
Sensors 2007, 7, 2316-2329 (PDF format, 396 K)


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Viviana Scognamiglio 1, Vincenzo Aurilia 1, Nunzio Cennamo 2, Paola Ringhieri 1, Luisa Iozzino 1, Micaela Tartaglia 1, Maria Staiano 1, Giuseppe Ruggiero 1, Pierangelo Orlando 1, Tullio Labella 1, Luigi Zeni 2, Annalisa Vitale 1 and Sabato D’Auria 1,*
1 Laboratory for Molecular Sensing, IBP, CNR, Via Pietro Castellino, 111  80131 Naples, Italy;
2 Department of Information Engineering, Seconda Università di Napoli, Italy
* Email: s.dauria@ibp.cnr.it
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 3 October 2007 / Accepted: 21 October 2007 / Published: 24 October 2007
Full Research Paper: D-galactose/D-glucose-binding Protein from Escherichia coli as Probe for a Non-consuming Glucose Implantable Fluorescence Biosensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 2484-2491 (PDF format, 304 K)


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Paola De Luca 1, Maria Lepore 1,2, Marianna Portaccio 1,2, Rosario Esposito 3, Sergio Rossi 4, Umberto Bencivenga 4 and Damiano Gustavo Mita 1,2,*
1 Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Seconda Università di Napoli, Naples, Italy
2 Consorzio Interuniversitario INBB, Sezione Napoli, Italy
3 Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università “Federico II”, Naples, Italy
4 Istituto di Genetica e Biofisica “Buzzati Traverso” (CNR), Naples, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mita@igb.cnr.it
Received: 18 October 2007 / Accepted: 3 November 2007 / Published: 5 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Glucose determination by means of steady-state and time-course UV fluorescence in free or immobilized Glucose Oxidase
Sensors 2007, 7, 2612-2625 (PDF format, 279 K)


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Romas Baronas 1,2,*, Evelina Gaidamauskait˙e 1 and Juozas Kulys 3
1 Department of Software Engineering, Vilnius University, Naugarduko 24, LT-03225 Vilnius,
Lithuania; E-mail: evelina.gaidamauskaite@mif.vu.lt
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Akademijos 4, LT-08663 Vilnius, Lithuania
3 Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al.
11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania; E-mail: juozas.kulys@fm.vgtu.lt
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: romas.baronas@mif.vu.lt
Received: 8 October 2007 / Accepted: 9 November 2007 / Published: 14 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Modelling a Peroxidase-based Optical Biosensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 2723-2740 (PDF format, 289 K)


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Orlando Frazão 1,3*, José M. Baptista 2,1 and José L. Santos 3,1
1 INESC Porto, Unidade de Optoelectrónica e Sistemas Electrónicos, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal. E-mail: ofrazao@inescporto.pt
2 Dept. de Matemática e Engenharias, Universidade da Madeira, Campus da Penteada, 9000-390 Funchal, Portugal. E-mail: jmb@uma.pt
3 Dept. de Física da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal. E-mail: josantos@fc.up.pt
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. ofrazao@inescporto.pt
Received: 21 September 2007 / Accepted: 23 November 2007 / Published: 26 November 2007
Full Research Paper:
Recent Advances in High-Birefringence Fiber Loop Mirror Sensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 2970-2983 (PDF format, 342 K)


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Pedro Jorge 1,*, Manuel António Martins 2, Tito Trindade 2, José Luís Santos 1,3 and Faramarz Farahi 4
1 Unidade de Optoelectrónica, INESC Porto. Rua do Campo Alegre, 687. 4169 007 Porto, Portugal.
e-mail: pjorge@inescporto.pt. e-mail: jlsantos@inescporto.pt
2 Department of Chemistry - CICECO, University of Aveiro. 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
e-mail: mamartins@ua.pt. e-mail: tito@ua.pt
3 Dept. Física. Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto. Rua do Campo Alegre, 687. 4169 007 Porto, Portugal.
4 Department of Physics & Optical Science. UNC Charlotte, 306-A Grigg. Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
e-mail: ffarahi@uncc.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 November 2007 / Accepted: 20 December 2007 / Published: 21 December 2007
Review:
Optical Fiber Sensing Using Quantum Dots
Sensors 2007, 7, 3489-3534  (PDF format, 1590 K)


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Olga Zeni 1,*, Rosanna Palumbo 2, Romeo Bernini 1, Luigi Zeni 3, Maurizio Sarti 1 and  Maria Rosaria Scarfì 1
1 Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’Ambiente (IREA) - CNR, Via Diocleziano, 328, 80124 Napoli, Italy
2 Istituto di Biostrutture e Bioimmagini (IBB) – CNR, Via Mezzocannone, 16, 80137 Napoli, Italy
3 Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell' Informazione (DII), Aversa, Italy
Received: 29 October 2007 / Accepted: 16 January 2008 / Published: 24 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Cytotoxicity Investigation on Cultured Human Blood Cells Treated with Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Sensors 2008, 8, 488-499 (PDF format, 207 K)

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Katrin Schmitt 1, Kerstin Oehse 2, Gerd Sulz 1 and Christian Hoffmann 2,*
1 Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques, Heidenhofstr. 8, 79110 Freiburg, Germany
2 Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques, Rosenhof, 37308 Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Tel +49 3606 671 196, Fax +49 3606 671 200, E-mail: christian.hoffmann@iba-heiligenstadt.de
Received: 5 November 2007 / Accepted: 29 January 2008 / Published:  6 February 2008
Review: Evanescent field Sensors Based on Tantalum Pentoxide Waveguides – A Review
Sensors 2008, 8, 711-738 (PDF format, 883 K)


Open Access
Yonghao Xu,  Xianfeng Chen * and Yu Zhu
Department of Physics, the State Key Laboratory on Fiber Optic Local Area Communication Networks and Advanced Optical Communication Systems, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800, Dong Chuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: xfchen@sjtu.edu.cn
Received: 29 November 2007 / Accepted: 21 February 2008 / Published:  17 March 2008

Full Research Paper: High Sensitive Temperature Sensor Using a Liquid-core Optical Fiber with Small Refractive Index Difference of Core and Cladding Materials
Sensors 2008, 8, 1872-1878 (PDF format, 136 K)


Open Access
Chang K. Choi 1, Chuck H. Margraves 1, Seung I. Jun 2, Anthony E. English 1, Philip D. Rack 2 and Kenneth D. Kihm 1,*
1 The University of Tennessee, Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, Knoxville, TN 37996 USA; Chang K. Choi, Presently at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Bioscience Division, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 USA
2 The University of Tennessee, Dept. of Material Science and Engineering, Knoxville, TN 37996 USA; Seung I. Jun, Presently at dpiX, LLC, Process Engineering Group, Colorado Springs, CO 80916 USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: kkihm (a) utk.edu
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 16 May 2008 / Published: 19 May 2008

Article: Opto-Electric Cellular Biosensor Using Optically Transparent Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Electrodes
Sensors 2008, 8, 3257-3270 (PDF format, 3840 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053257


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