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Special Issue "Micro and Nanotechnologies in Biomedicines"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
Today, micro- and nano-technologies are reshaping the way we prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Microfluidics is now providing a well-matured toolbox for the development of more efficient approaches to study and solve biomedical problems. Nanoparticle technology promises to deliver exciting, revolutionary, and effective solutions within the medical arena in the years to come. Micro- and nano-technologies are now coming together to offer new possibilities for overcoming current major health threats, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and other degenerative or infectious diseases.
In this Special Issue, we will select a set of contributions that illustrate the use of micro- and nano-technologies in diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic scenarios. Our aim is to provide a current landscape of applications in which the independent (or preferably integrated) use of micro- and nano-technologies offers added value to the solution of biomedical problems. Without a doubt, the highest potential for breakthrough solutions to our current medical challenges involves the synergistic and smart combination of micro- and nano-technologies.
We particularly welcome contributions that (a) discuss the integration of micro- and nano-technologies for the development of better diagnostic platforms; (b) show examples of the combined used of micro- and nano-technology to prevent diseases; and (b) illustrate how micro- and/or nano-technologies add to the therapeutic toolbox to combat some of the major health concerns of modern societies. We also encourage the submission of manuscripts that provide examples of the translation of micro- and nano-technologies to clinics.
Some of the topics that clearly fit into this scope are as follows:
- The development of point-of-care systems based on micro- and nano-technologies
- Micro- and nano-sensing strategies for medical applications
- Development and characterization of micro- and nano-structured materials for biomedical applications
- Wearable technologies for the continuous assessment of health conditions
- Microfluidics tools to diagnose or model diseases
- Micro- and nano-fabrication strategies to develop micro-tissues (including 3D bioprinting)
- Organ-on-chip applications (with or without a nanotechnology component)
- Micro- and nano-technologies for drug development
- Nanovaccine technology
- Synthesis and evaluation of nanoparticles for biomedical applications
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit your manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all very welcome.
Prof. Mario Moisés Alvarez
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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Xue Bai, Yanmin Feng, YuanYuan Chen, Yuguo Dai, Bin Song, Shuzhang Liang, Dixiao Chen, Li Song and Lin Feng
2. Author: Minmin Liang
3. Author: Nurul Hanun Ahmad Raston
4. Author: Marie-Pearl O. Seniagya
5. Author: Hafsa Khurshid