Themed collection Recent Review Articles
Using constant-wavelength synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy in nanoparticle-based sensors: a minireview
A review of the different analyte detection mechanisms of constant wavelength SFS-based nanosensors for analysis purposes.
Carbon quantum dots: synthesis, properties, and sensing applications as a potential clinical analytical method
Carbon quantum dots (CDs) are a novel class of fluorescent carbon nanoparticles and nanomaterials with fascinating properties, which have attracted worldwide attention and have been applied in different fields during the last decade.
Low fouling strategies for electrochemical biosensors targeting disease biomarkers
This minireview summarizes recent trends in the development of low fouling electrochemical biosensors based on different antifouling materials.
Chromatographic methods for the determination of acyl-CoAs
This minireview covers the chromatographic methods utilized in acyl-CoA detection, but with greater emphasis on LC-MS methods due their advantages over preceding approaches. In general, the review summarizes the types of mass spectrometers, sample preparation approaches for different biological matrices, and the LC conditions for potential biomarker applications.
Graphene-based biosensors for on-site detection of contaminants in food
This review highlights the developments, challenges and perspectives in graphene-based sensor for in-field food analysis.
A smartphone-based surface plasmon resonance platform
This review provides an overview of smartphone-based SPR platforms in both reflection and transmission configurations, typical setups, and examples of their use in the analysis of chemical and biological samples.
Microfluidics in coagulation monitoring devices: a mini review
Diagnosis and monitoring of disorders of coagulation and disturbances in haemostasis has been around for many years. The development of POC technologies in this area has rapidly advanced and continues to improve upon the monitoring and diagnosis of these disorders. This review highlights recent and ongoing advances in microfluidics with application to the areas of haemostasis and coagulation biology.
Integrated paper-based microfluidic devices for point-of-care testing
This review highlights the developments, accomplishments and challenges of integrated μPADs, including sample pretreatment, signal transduction/amplification and results output.
Recent advances in an organ-on-a-chip: biomarker analysis and applications
Recent advances in high-throughput biomarker analysis based on an organ-on-a-chip and its applications in drug development.
Analysis of natural and synthetic folates in pharmaceuticals and foods: a review
This review is focused on the progress of sample pretreatment and analysis methods of natural and synthetic folates in pharmaceuticals and foods in the last decade.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) diagnosis via microfluidics
Several microfluidic techniques for HCV viral diagnosis.
Analytical methods for peroxo acids – a review
Peroxo acids, especially short chain organic acids, have gained increased importance in recent times: in industry e.g. pulp bleaching, as disinfectants, and also because of health concern in workspaces and in the surrounding environment.
Flow-gated capillary electrophoresis: a powerful technique for rapid and efficient chemical separation
Flow-gated capillary electrophoresis (CE) is a hybrid of conventional and microchip CE since it employs a fused silica capillary as the separation channel while taking advantage of the well-controlled flow-gated injection, which adds versatility in terms of separation efficiency, analytical throughput, and ease of coupling with sample pretreatment procedures.
Vibrational spectroscopic analysis of blood for diagnosis of infections and sepsis: a review of requirements for a rapid diagnostic test
The development of spectroscopic point-of-care devices has the potential to revolutionise clinical diagnostics by rapidly producing actionable results that enable earlier patient diagnosis.
Recent developments in pre-treatment and analytical techniques for synthetic polymers by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
A great deal of effort has been expended to develop accurate means of determining the properties of synthetic polymers using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry (MS).
Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) and applications thereof
FRET is a nonradiative process of energy transfer that is based on the dipole–dipole interactions between molecules that are fluorescent.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug metabolism studies in horses in view of doping control: analytical strategies and challenges
Continuous research on metabolomics is of utmost importance in the field of anti-doping control, including updating the selection of the most appropriate markers of prohibited substances, test specimens and analytical strategies.
Colorimetric sensor arrays for the detection and identification of antibiotics
The colorimetric sensor array has become a good candidate for the detection of antibiotics due to its ease of use, convenience and low cost.
Frontiers in electrochemical sensors for neurotransmitter detection: towards measuring neurotransmitters as chemical diagnostics for brain disorders
This critical review highlights significant technical advances and in vivo studies from the last five years that facilitate the development of diagnostic tools for brain disorders.
Identification of specific pre-analytical quality control markers in plasma and serum samples
This review discusses the challenge to identify blood quality control markers and describes several molecules that could be potential candidates.
Alkaline phosphatase-based electrochemical sensors for health applications
Alkaline phosphatase-based electrochemical biosensors for the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases have been reviewed.
Paper spray ionization and portable mass spectrometers: a review
A review of the development and application of paper spray ionization and portable mass spectrometers.
Electrochemical biosensors for autoantibodies in autoimmune and cancer diseases
Autoantibodies (AAbs) are antibodies produced against our own cells or tissues either providing a first defense against infections or indicating the presence of pathological processes.
Boron-doped diamond: current progress and challenges in view of electroanalytical applications
This review examines the current status (from 2016 to December 2018) of the electroanalytical application of boron-doped diamond (BDD), in view of its advantages and challenges for electroanalytical applications.
Review: new insights into optimizing chemical and 3D surface structures of carbon electrodes for neurotransmitter detection
The carbon-fiber microelectrode has been used for decades as a neurotransmitter sensor, but many new carbon electrodes have recently been developed with beneficial electrochemical properties that take advantage of surface chemistry and surface structure.
A comparison of analytical methods for measuring concentrations of 25-hydroxy vitamin D in biological samples
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) is the principal circulating metabolite of vitamin D.
Current progress in biosensors for organophosphorus pesticides based on enzyme functionalized nanostructures: a review
Organophosphorus pesticides analysis has become an increasingly significant research area due to their widespread application and contamination of the environment.
Forensics in hand: new trends in forensic devices (2013–2017)
Forensic chemistry is the application of analytical chemistry to forensic analysis and is today one of the hot topics in the scientific literature and this review discusses works published between 2013 and 2017 regarding portable or potentially portable analytical methods that can be used in different areas of forensic chemistry.
Portable and laboratory analytical instruments for the study of materials, techniques and environmental impacts in mediaeval mural paintings
An overview concerning the study of mediaeval wall paintings published in the last 20 years was described and a change in the use of diagnostic techniques has been emphasized. Indeed, actually they are used especially for the study of decay products with the aim of suggesting the best conservation method.
The role of peptide microarrays in biomedical research
Peptide microarrays, comprising hundreds to thousands of different peptides on solid supports in a spatially discrete pattern, are increasingly being used as high throughput screening tools with high sensitivity in biomedical science.
Methods for the detection of reactive oxygen species
The combined usage of more than one method is recommended for better detection of reactive oxygen species.
Pesticides in the atmospheric environment: an overview on their determination methodologies
This review brings new trends in analytical methodologies for extraction and determination of pesticides in atmospheric samples.
Recent advancements in the methodologies applied for the sensitivity enhancement of surface plasmon resonance sensors
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology has widened the use of sophisticated methodologies for studying biological and chemical systems in terms of analyzing protein structures, determining the analyte concentration and retrieval of kinetic and equilibrium parameters.
Recent advances in toner-based microfluidic devices for bioanalytical applications
Toner-based microfluidic devices have emerged as promising platforms for bioanalytical applications.
A review of centrifugal microfluidics in environmental monitoring
There is currently a gap in the use of centrifugal microfluidics in the field of environmental sensing.
Simultaneous determination of rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol in fixed-dose combination antituberculosis pharmaceutical formulations: a review
According to the World Health Organization, rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol hydrochloride are the first-line drugs used to treat tuberculosis – an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
The design strategies and mechanisms of fluorogenic and chromogenic probes for the detection of hydrazine
This review highlights the developments in optical sensing strategies for hydrazine from a structural and mechanistic point of view.
Optical probes, theranostics and optogenetics shed light on zebrafish (Danio rerio)
Zebrafish is a promising animal model applied for optical probes, theranostics and optogenetics.
About this collection
This themed collection features recent review articles published in Analytical Methods.