Special Issue "Biomimetic Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications—Selected Papers from NanoBio&Med 2018"

A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Josep Samitier
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1. Nanobioengineering group, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Baldiri Reixac 10-12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
2. Department of Engineering: Electronics, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
3. Networking Biomedical Research Center (CIBER), Spain
Interests: Surface functionalization; Engineering cell–material interface; Biosensors and lab on a chips; Microfluidics; 3D Bioprinting and 3D Cell culture; Organ-on-a-chip engineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Emerging nanobiotechnologies can offer solutions to the current and future challenges in medicine. By covering topics from regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, drug delivery, bionanofabrication, and molecular biorecognition, this Special Issue aims to provide an update on the trends in nanomedicine and drug delivery using biomimetic approaches, and the development of novel biologically inspired devices for the safe and effective diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease. 

This Special Issue is cooperating with the NanoBio&Med 2018 conference (http://www.nanobiomedconf.com/NBM18/index.php). All speakers and registered participants at this conference are invited to submit a manuscript for publication.

Prof. Josep Samitier
Dr. Antonio Correia
Guest Editors

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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. Biomimetics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • bioinspired nanotechnologies
  • bionanofabrication
  • bio-nano measurement and microscopy
  • nanomaterials for biological and medical applications
  • nanoassemblies
  • nanostructured surfaces
  • drug delivery
  • nanobioelectronics
  • integrated systems/nanobiosensors
  • nanotoxicology
  • graphene-based applications

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Matrix Nanopatterning Regulates Mesenchymal Differentiation through Focal Adhesion Size and Distribution According to Cell Fate
Biomimetics 2019, 4(2), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics4020043 - 25 Jun 2019
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Extracellular matrix remodeling plays a pivotal role during mesenchyme patterning into different lineages. Tension exerted from cell membrane receptors bound to extracellular matrix ligands is transmitted by the cytoskeleton to the cell nucleus inducing gene expression. Here, we used dendrimer-based arginine–glycine–aspartic acid (RGD) [...] Read more.
Extracellular matrix remodeling plays a pivotal role during mesenchyme patterning into different lineages. Tension exerted from cell membrane receptors bound to extracellular matrix ligands is transmitted by the cytoskeleton to the cell nucleus inducing gene expression. Here, we used dendrimer-based arginine–glycine–aspartic acid (RGD) uneven nanopatterns, which allow the control of local surface adhesiveness at the nanoscale, to unveil the adhesive requirements of mesenchymal tenogenic and osteogenic commitments. Cell response was found to depend on the tension resulting from cell–substrate interactions, which affects nuclear morphology and is regulated by focal adhesion size and distribution. Full article
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