Special Issue "Micromachines in Medical Devices, Prosthetics, Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Equipment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: wearable diagnostics and therapeutics; disposable devices; edible sensors; insulin pumps; glucose sensors
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The application of micromachines in medicine has seen tremendous growth, especially in the development of new prosthesis, diagnostics, surgery, and therapeutics. Microelectrode arrays have been developed to interface with neurons in vivo and are being used as therapeutic devices to help patients regain their vision or hearing. Microdevices, such as camera pills and microcatheters, have been introduced inside the body for minimally invasive diagnostics and even surgery. Microsyringes are helping doctors administer medicine in non-conventional ways and are benefitting patients who require frequent dosages without professional intervention. Microneedles are being used to access interstitial fluids in skin to measure glucose and other biomarkers.
In view of new and exciting developments in medical applications, we are inviting original submissions on micromachines in medical devices, prosthetics, diagnostics, therapeutics, and equipment. Novel designs or improvement of Class I, II, and III (US FDA) or EN 13795 certified (EU) devices, as well as other certifiable devices, including but not limited to test strips, catheters, implants, suturing tools, glucose sensors, insulin pumps, and smart contact lenses are welcome. Clinical data are welcome but not essential for consideration.
Prof. Dr. Beelee Chua
Prof. Dr. David C.K. Ng
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. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- paper based
- 3D printed
- 3D nano-embossing
- minimally invasive