Special Issue "Biomedical Microdevices"

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A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Bonnie Gray
School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
E-Mail: bgray@sfu.ca
Phone: +1 778 782 6966
Fax: +1 778 782 4951
Interests: microfluidics; microfluidic integration; single cell microfluidics; microwells; cell trapping; surface plasmon resonance; nanocomposite polymers; biosensors; point-of-care diagnostics; microfabrication

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With a foundation in technologies originally employed for integrated circuits and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), the fast-expanding field of biomedical microdevices applies new micro- and nano-scale technologies, materials, and techniques to diverse areas of biology and medicine for improved device/system functionality and miniaturization at lower cost. The result has been an increasingly expanding field of new tools for diagnostics, therapeutics, and basic biological research, including new biomedical microsensors, diagnostic monitors and point-of-care test systems, miniaturized assays, and platforms for single cell experimentation.

In view of recent advances in this very disparate and exciting new field, it seems beneficial to publish a volume in Micromachines dedicated to biomedical microdevices and its close cousin, lab-on-a-chip microsystems. Therefore we invite contributions on microdevices and microsystems with applications in the fields of biological, biomedical, and life sciences. Papers in all areas of biomedical microdevices will be considered, including but not limited to:

  • Clinical diagnostics and Point-of-Care (POC) testing
  • Micro- and nano- technologies for cell culture and single-cell analysis
  • Biomedical microsensors and wearable monitors
  • Genomics, proteomics, and drug development
  • Miniaturized analytic and DNA identification systems
  • Real-time PCR
  • Controlled release of drugs and therapeutic proteins
  • Microfluidics and the dynamics of fluids in micro- and nano-fabricated channels
  • New microfluidic packaging, fabrication, and integration techniques
  • Miniaturized sample preparation and bioseparation technologies
  • Applications of nanomaterials and nanostructures to biomedical microdevices
  • Neural stimulation and recording

The type of papers can be contributions dealing with the latest work in the field, and reviews on all aspects of biomedical microdevices from the different disciplines. Also, in accordance of the general policy of the journal, we invite research proposals, introducing ideas for new applications, new types of units and new types of technologies.

Dr. Bonnie Gray
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • biomedical microdevices
  • lab on a chip
  • micro total analysis systems
  • biosensors
  • point of care
  • diagnostics
  • immunoassays
  • genomics/proteomics
  • DNA analysis
  • therapeutic proteins
  • real time PCR
  • microfluidics
  • nanofluidics
  • microfluidic integration
  • sample preparation
  • bioseparation
  • neural probes
  • nanomaterials
  • single cell analysis
  • microfabrication
  • polymer microfabrication
  • biocompatibility
  • sample to answer
  • microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)

Published Papers (4 papers)

Micromachines 2011, 2(4), 394-409; doi:10.3390/mi2040394
Received: 19 September 2011; in revised form: 19 October 2011 / Accepted: 20 October 2011 / Published: 28 October 2011
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Micromachines 2011, 2(3), 345-355; doi:10.3390/mi2030345
Received: 1 June 2011; in revised form: 20 July 2011 / Accepted: 25 July 2011 / Published: 27 July 2011
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Micromachines 2011, 2(3), 319-343; doi:10.3390/mi2030319
Received: 11 May 2011; in revised form: 27 June 2011 / Accepted: 6 July 2011 / Published: 20 July 2011
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Micromachines 2011, 2(2), 258-273; doi:10.3390/mi2020258
Received: 5 April 2011; in revised form: 22 May 2011 / Accepted: 25 May 2011 / Published: 3 June 2011
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.


Last update: 27 February 2014

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