Special Issue "Micro and Nano Technologies for Point-of-Care Diagnosis"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Utkan Demirci
Bio-Acoustic-MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Laboratory, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Website: http://hst.mit.edu/public/people/faculty/facultyBiosketch.jsp?key=Demirci
E-Mail: udemirci@rics.bwh.harvard.edu
Interests: bioMEMS; bioprinting; global health; tissue engineering; microfluidics for cryopreservation

Guest Editor
Dr. Haluk Külah
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, MEMS Research and Applications Center Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey
Website: http://www.eee.metu.edu.tr/~kulah/
E-Mail: kulah@metu.edu.tr
Interests: micro/nano electromechanical systems (MEMS); bioMEMS, MEMS based biosensors; energy scavenging and micro power generation; wireless integrated microsystems; interface electronics design for nano/micro scale sensors and actuators

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the first introduction in 1970’s, MEMS technology is becoming popular in many different application areas, including military, automotive, and consumer electronics, as it provides cheap, small, and smart sensors and actuators.  Being an enabling technology, MEMS is especially critical for biomedical applications, resulting in a new research area shortly called BioMEMS.  Application areas of BioMEMS range from diagnostics to micro-fluidics, systems for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and implantable biomedical systems.  One of the most interesting application areas for this technology is the point-of-care diagnosis (POC) systems, where MEMS can provide miniaturized devices with simple sample processing, reduced cost of operation, ease of use minimizing the need for skilled operators, portability, and short test turn-around time.  These technologies have potential to enable novel real time monitoring systems by incorporating these systems with wireless electronics and implanting them inside the body for various applications including real time measurement of blood for early diagnosis of diseases such as cancer, and HIV. Further, it is possible to store drugs and release them to the body according to the analysis results, enabling treatment besides diagnosis in the near future.  With these advancements in the field, this special issue of the Sensors Journal will cover the advances in biomedical microsystems in the scope of point-of-care diagnosis, and will focus to grasp the latest trends.

Dr. Utkan Demirci
Dr. Haluk Külah
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • point-of-care diagnosis
  • microsystems
  • MEMS
  • lab-on-a-chip
  • micro total analysis systems (µTAS)

Published Papers (7 papers)

Sensors 2012, 12(12), 16614-16627; doi:10.3390/s121216614
Received: 15 May 2012; in revised form: 2 October 2012 / Accepted: 26 November 2012 / Published: 3 December 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 15467-15499; doi:10.3390/s121115467
Received: 1 September 2012; in revised form: 25 October 2012 / Accepted: 1 November 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(8), 10713-10741; doi:10.3390/s120810713
Received: 9 May 2012; in revised form: 28 June 2012 / Accepted: 4 July 2012 / Published: 6 August 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(8), 10566-10583; doi:10.3390/s120810566
Received: 10 May 2012; in revised form: 18 July 2012 / Accepted: 25 July 2012 / Published: 3 August 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(8), 10042-10066; doi:10.3390/s120810042
Received: 15 May 2012; in revised form: 6 July 2012 / Accepted: 21 July 2012 / Published: 25 July 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(7), 9514-9529; doi:10.3390/s120709514
Received: 30 May 2012; in revised form: 2 July 2012 / Accepted: 6 July 2012 / Published: 11 July 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(6), 8426-8436; doi:10.3390/s120608426
Received: 3 May 2012; in revised form: 25 May 2012 / Accepted: 5 June 2012 / Published: 20 June 2012
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