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Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Nanophotonic biosensors for personalized medicine

Maria Soler, Olalla Calvo-Lozano, M.-Carmen Estevez and Prof. Laura M. Lechuga, from the ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, have appeared in the cover of Optics & Photonics News with a feature describing the latest advances in nanophotonic technologies for biosensing, the main challenges and limitations, and current prospects.

Early and accurate diagnosis is essential for selecting the most appropriate therapy and administering it in time. For instance, early-stage detection of cancer holds extreme importance for treatment response and patient survival. As we all know in these times, rapid identification of an infectious outbreak is crucial to stem an epidemic. These are some of the examples proposed by Maria Soler, Olalla Calvo-Lozano, M.-Carmen Estévez and Prof. Laura Lechuga, from the ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, in a recent feature for the Optics & Photonics News describing the relevance of nanobiosensors for medicine.

Optics & Photonics News is The Optical Society's monthly news magazine. It provides in-depth coverage of recent developments in the field of optics, as well as informative pieces on a variety of topics such as science and society, education, technology and business. The feature presented by the ICN2 researchers made it to the cover of the magazine with an image showing a nanophotonic interferometric biosensor made by ICN2’s Webmaster and Graphic Designer Dámaso Torres.

In this feature, the authors present some of the latest advances in nanophotonic technologies for biosensing, discussing their main challenges and limitations, and current prospects. They also look at some promising applications of nanophotonic sensors in biomedicine, highlighting their unique capabilities and their potential to revolutionize clinical diagnosis and general healthcare in the near future.

 

Feature reference:

Maria Soler, Olalla Calvo-Lozano, M.-Carmen Estevez and Laura M. Lechuga. Nanophotonic Biosensors: Driving Personalized Medicine. Optics & Photonics News, April 2020.

https://www.osa-opn.org/home/articles/volume_31/april_2020/features/nanophotonic_biosensors_driving_personalized_medic/