Special Issue "Biomaterials and Biosensors: Current Advancements"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2019).
Interests: bioengineering; biomedical engineering; environmental engineering; biosensors; biomaterials; drug delivery systems; bio-catalysis; enzymes; enzyme-based pollutant degradation; immobilization; toxic heavy elements; liquid and solid waste management; valorization of agro-industrial wastes and by-products
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In recent years, a great deal of focus has been shifted to engineer biomaterial-based cues, both at the micro- and nano levels, and biosensors with applied perspectives for target applications in different bio- and non-bio sectors of the modern world. The key scientific advancements in biotechnology at large and environmental and biomedical arena, in particular, have presented next generation concepts related to biomaterials. The utilization of properly designed and structured materials, thus, allows for the creation of well-defined sensing prototype that supports a series of directed events. For these reasons, we are pleased to launch this new special issue with two subsections.
The Part A of this Special Issue will glance at the state-of-the-art of recent trends and advances in biomaterials and biosensors that aim to greenify 21st-century environmental sciences. The increasing environmental pollution, with particular reference to emerging contaminants, toxic heavy elements, and other hazardous agents, is a serious concern worldwide. Considering this global issue, there is an urgent need to design and develop strategic measuring techniques with higher efficacy and precision to detect or remove a broader spectrum of numerous contaminants. Breakthrough research and review papers dealing with the removal or sensing of different contaminants types using biomaterials or biosensors, respectively, are welcome.
The Part B of this Special Issue will glance at the state-of-the-art of recent trends and advances in the use of biomaterials and biosensors to greenify 21st-century therapeutic regimens to combat health-related problems. This part of the Special Issue is thus intended to present and discuss recent breakthroughs in engineering therapeutic regimens using different types of biomaterials and biosensors. Spanning across all aspects, encompassing the fields of regenerative medicine, drug/gene delivery, and biomedical/medical imaging, are of supreme interests. Emphasis will be given to novel applications of biomaterials in pharmaceutical and biomedical areas that include, but are not limited to, nanotechnology, drug delivery, scaffolds, and so on.
The articles should address all important aspects encompassing the thematic aspects of this Special Issue. Research and reviews are welcome in this issue.
Dr. Hafiz M. N. Iqbal
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Biosensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Biomedical engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Environmental pollution