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Themed collection Portable instrumentation & point of care technologies

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Editorial

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.

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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.

Graphical abstract: Trends in photonic lab-on-chip interferometric biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics
Open Access Minireview

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent approaches for optical smartphone sensing in resource-limited settings: a brief review
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Critical Review

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.

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From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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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.

Graphical abstract: Colorimetric detection of catalase and catalase-positive bacteria (E. coli) using silver nanoprisms
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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.

Graphical abstract: Coupling liquid-phase microextraction with paper spray for rapid analysis of malachite green, crystal violet and their metabolites in complex samples using mass spectrometry
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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.

Graphical abstract: A highly specific and sensitive fluorescence polarization immunoassay for the rapid detection of triazophos residue in agricultural products
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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.

Graphical abstract: muciPRECON: multichannel preconcentrators for portable mid-infrared hydrocarbon gas sensors
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Fingerprinting of falsified artemisinin combination therapies via direct analysis in real time coupled to a compact single quadrupole mass spectrometer
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Sensing chlorinated hydrocarbons via miniaturized GaAs/AlGaAs thin-film waveguide flow cells coupled to quantum cascade lasers
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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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).

Graphical abstract: On-site classification of pansteatitis in Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) using a portable lipid-based analyzer
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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.

Graphical abstract: Analysis of chlorinated hydrocarbons in gas phase using a portable membrane inlet mass spectrometer
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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.

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