Special Issue "Biomedical Microdevices"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2014)
Dr. Bonnie Gray
School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
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
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
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- biomedical microdevices
- lab on a chip
- micro total analysis systems
- point of care
- DNA analysis
- therapeutic proteins
- real time PCR
- microfluidic integration
- sample preparation
- neural probes
- single cell analysis
- polymer microfabrication
- sample to answer
- microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)