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Call for papers: Dried blood spots special focus issue


In summer 2015, Bioanalysis will feature an entire issue dedicated to dried blood spot (DBS) technology. This special issue will be guest edited by internationally recognized experts in the field: Neil Spooner (GSK) and Christophe Stove (University Ghent).

The issue will cover the application of DBS technology to current bioanalytical needs, as well as emerging new developments and approaches. The intention of this issue is to:

  • Present new developments in the field of ‘dried matrix’ research.
  • Examine new dried blood spot/dried matrix applications, with a particular emphasis on ‘in-field’ and ‘patient-based’ applications, e.g. pediatrics, sampling in remote areas and home sampling.
  • Explore new approaches in tackling existing problems in dried blood spot research, e.g. training of staff and patients for collection of high-quality samples.

We are inviting the submission of a range of articles, spanning the latest developments in the field of DBS. Article types accepted:

  • Research
    • Full primary research articles
    • Preliminary communications
    • Methodology
  • Reviews and perspectives
  • Editorials and commentaries

Please view our author guidelines ( for more details on our article types.

**Deadline for submissions: 27th March 2015**

If you or your colleagues are interested in contributing to this issue, or you would like any more information about the issue or the article types mentioned above, please do get in touch at

I look forward to hearing from you.




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