Next Generation Lab-on-a-Chip Devices

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 120

Special Issue Editors

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Center for Microelectromechanical Systems (CMEMS-UMinho), University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: lab-on-a-chip; optical microdevices; integrated optics; sensors and actuators; spectrophotometry
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Center for MicroElectroMechanical Systems (CMEMS), University of Minho, Campus Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: microfluidics systems; nanoparticles; lab-on-a-chip; 3D manufacturing; microdevices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices have been explored since the development of the first micro-total analysis system (μTAS) in the 1990s. During the last 30 years, significant developments have been achieved in the areas of microfabrication, microfluidics, biosensing, bioprinting, as well as in the integration of optical, acoustic, magnetic, thermal and electrochemical microsensors and/or microactuators, featuring significant advancements in terms of functionality, versatility, and integration capabilities, revolutionizing diagnostics, biomedical research, environmental monitoring, and tailoring new applications such as to aerospace sector.

More recently, organ-on-a-chip (OoC) devices have emerged as a novel technology and brought novel capabilities to the LOC technology, by allowing to simulate in a chip sized integrated system, the mechanics and biophysiological response of different cells, organs or even entire systems.

In this Special Issue, the editors invite and welcome submissions (review articles, original research papers and brief communications) contributing to the latest advances and challenges in Lab-on-a-chip devices and novel microsystems. Both experimental and numerical studies may be considered, aiming to report research and progress in the fields of, but not limited to, lab- and organ-on-a-chip devices, actuation, sensing and control systems for microfluidic devices, microfabrication of LOC devices, as well as modelling and simulation of LOC microsystems.

Dr. Susana Catarino
Dr. Diana Pinho
Dr. Vera Faustino
Guest Editors

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  • acoustofluidics
  • biosensors
  • integration
  • lab-on-a-chip
  • microfluidics
  • microsystems
  • optofluidics
  • organ-on-a-chip
  • simulation

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