Portable instrumentation & point of care technologies
Welcome to this Analytical Methods themed collection on portable instrumentation & point of care technologies, guest edited by Jean-François Masson and Zheng Ouyang.
Trends in photonic lab-on-chip interferometric biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics
Portable point-of care (POC) devices for in vitro diagnostics will be a milestone for the achievement of universal healthcare and environmental protection.
Recent approaches for optical smartphone sensing in resource-limited settings: a brief review
Developments in the emerging fields of smartphone chemical and biosensing have dovetailed with increased interest in environmental and health monitoring for resource-limited environments, culminating in research toward field-ready smartphone sensors.
Portable point-of-care diagnostic devices
This review highlights key development of point-of-care diagnostics for detecting DNA, proteins, bacteria/pathogens, and other species in samples that can be used for diagnosing disease and detecting harmful chemical and biochemical contaminants in samples. These technologies have great promise for improving the quality of life for those in the developing world.
Colorimetric detection of catalase and catalase-positive bacteria (E. coli) using silver nanoprisms
The sensitivity of the formation of plasmonic silver nanoprisms to hydrogen peroxide is explored for the colorimetric detection of catalase activity in bacteria.
Coupling liquid-phase microextraction with paper spray for rapid analysis of malachite green, crystal violet and their metabolites in complex samples using mass spectrometry
Coupling liquid-phase microextraction (LPME) with paper spray mass spectrometry (PS-MS) to analyze malachite green, crystal violet and their metabolites.
A highly specific and sensitive fluorescence polarization immunoassay for the rapid detection of triazophos residue in agricultural products
A highly specific and sensitive fluorescence polarization immunoassay for the rapid detection of triazophos.
muciPRECON: multichannel preconcentrators for portable mid-infrared hydrocarbon gas sensors
Monitoring of CO oxidation at an Au/TiO2 powder catalyst using FTIR spectroscopy via substrate integrated hollow-waveguide technology.
Fingerprinting of falsified artemisinin combination therapies via direct analysis in real time coupled to a compact single quadrupole mass spectrometer
Using portable single-quadrupole DART-MS technology, suspect pharmaceuticals can be rapidly and efficiently analyzed providing detailed information on their true origin.
Sensing chlorinated hydrocarbons via miniaturized GaAs/AlGaAs thin-film waveguide flow cells coupled to quantum cascade lasers
Mid-infrared (MIR) sensors based on attenuated total reflection (ATR) spectroscopy provide robust, rapid and sensitive platforms for the detection of low levels of organic molecules and pollutants.
On-site classification of pansteatitis in Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) using a portable lipid-based analyzer
On-site application of a portable lipid-based analyzer for total cholesterol measurement of healthy and pansteatitis-affected Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus).
Analysis of chlorinated hydrocarbons in gas phase using a portable membrane inlet mass spectrometer
A compact portable membrane inlet mass spectrometer (MIMS) has been used for the first time to detect and monitor, both qualitatively and quantitatively, volatile chlorinated hydrocarbons in the gaseous phase.
About this collection
This themed issue, Guest Edited by Professor Jean-François Masson (Université de Montréal, Canada) and Professor Zheng Ouyang (Purdue University, USA), highlights the outstanding work in portable instrumentation and point of care technologies and provides insight into this emerging area of research.