Diagnostic Devices for Healthcare – Advanced Healthcare Materials Virtual Issue

Diagnostic Devices for HealthcareDiagnosticDiagnostic Devices for Healthcare technologies are used in healthcare to identify the nature or cause of a disease. Rapid and accurate diagnosis is critical for providing the most effective and potentially lifesaving treatments in a timely manner. In developed regions, most of the healthcare diagnostic tests are performed at central laboratories equipped with sophisticated molecular analyzers and other advanced techniques. However, resources in central laboratories are limited, thus there is an urgent need for fast, easy, and affordable diagnostic devices for healthcare applications, especially in developing regions. Notably, recent developments in point-of-care (POC) diagnostics can provide in vitro diagnostics and immediately actionable healthcare information at accident sites. POC tests can also, potentially, allow patients to self-test and self-managed care at their homes.

In this virtual issue of Advanced Healthcare Materials, we bring you a collection of cutting-edge research on healthcare diagnostic technologies. All articles are currently freely available for everybody to access, download, and read until the end of 2018.

Review articles:

Synthesis, Functionalization, and Design of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Theranostic Applications

Jalal Mosayebi, Mehdi Kiyasatfar and Sophie Laurent

Tailored Approaches in Drug Development and Diagnostics: From Molecular Design to Biological Model Systems

Cecilia Sahlgren, Annika Meinander, Hongbo Zhang, Fang Cheng, Maren Preis, Chunlin Xu, Tiina A. Salminen, Diana Toivola, Daniel Abankwa, Ari Rosling, Didem Şen Karaman, Outi M. H. Salo‐Ahen, Ronald Österbacka, John E. Eriksson, Stefan Willför, Ion Petre, Jouko Peltonen, Reko Leino, Mark Johnson, Jessica Rosenholm and Niklas Sandler

Review of Flexible Temperature Sensing Networks for Wearable Physiological Monitoring

Qiao Li, Li‐Na Zhang, Xiao‐Ming Tao and Xin Ding

Hydrogel Based Biosensors for In Vitro Diagnostics of Biochemicals, Proteins, and Genes

Il Young Jung, Ji Su Kim, Bo Ram Choi, Kyuri Lee and Hyukjin Lee

Advanced Materials for Health Monitoring with Skin‐Based Wearable Devices

Han Jin, Yasmin Shibli Abu‐Raya and Hossam Haick

Radiolabelled Polymeric Materials for Imaging and Treatment of Cancer: Quo Vadis?

Kritee Pant, Ondřej Sedláček, Robin A. Nadar, Martin Hrubý and Holger Stephan


Original research articles:

Efficient Skin Temperature Sensor and Stable Gel‐Less Sticky ECG Sensor for a Wearable Flexible Healthcare Patch

Yuki Yamamoto, Daisuke Yamamoto, Makoto Takada, Hiroyoshi Naito, Takayuki Arie, Seiji Akita and Kuniharu Takei

Graphene Oxide/Ag Nanoparticles Cooperated with Simvastatin as a High Sensitive X‐Ray Computed Tomography Imaging Agent for Diagnosis of Renal Dysfunctions

Zhan Li, Longlong Tian, Jianli Liu, Wei Qi, Qiang Wu, Haijing Wang, Mohammad Chand Ali, Wangsuo Wu and Hongdeng Qiu

M2+ Doping Induced Simultaneous Phase/Size Control and Remarkable Enhanced Upconversion Luminescence of NaLnF4 Probes for Optical‐Guided Tiny Tumor Diagnosis

Youbin Li, Xiaolong Li, Zhenluan Xue, Mingyang Jiang, Songjun Zeng and Jianhua Hao

A Wearable Hydration Sensor with Conformal Nanowire Electrodes

Shanshan Yao, Amanda Myers, Abhishek Malhotra, Feiyan Lin, Alper Bozkurt, John F. Muth and Yong Zhu

Lateral Flow Assay Based on Paper–Hydrogel Hybrid Material for Sensitive Point‐of‐Care Detection of Dengue Virus

Jane Ru Choi, Kar Wey Yong, Ruihua Tang, Yan Gong, Ting Wen, Hui Yang, Ang Li, Yook Chin Chia, Belinda Pingguan‐Murphy and Feng Xu


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