Special Issue "Micromachines in Medicine & Biology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Paddy French

Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Micro-electronics and Computer Engineering, Mekelweg 4, room 13.260, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
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Interests: impantable sensors & actuators; microfluidics; microrobots; energy scavenging

Special Issue Information

The world market for microdevices in both medicine and in biology is expanding rapidly. This is also presenting new challenges for the microsystem community to meet the often demanding requirements. Micromachines offer many opportunities for both sensors and actuators. Accordingly, we hereby announce a special issue addressing advances in micromachines in medicine and biology. These devices are typically in the range from sub-mm to nano-metre scale. We invite submissions on all aspects of development of micomachines in both these fields. Examples of topics include impantable sensors and actuators, wearable devices, microfluidic devices and systems, microrobots, energy scavenging and others. Related novel systems concepts and application proposals are acceptable contributions. Within each of these areas there are issues such as technology, power, safety, design, packaging and many more. Contributions covering any of these issues for micromachines when applied to medicine and biology will be considered.

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Micromachining
  • Micropumps
  • Microfluidic systems
  • Implantable devices
  • Wearable MEMS
  • Microrobots
  • Energy scavenging

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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