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Special Issue "Medical Microdevices and Micromachines"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Interests: laser-based fabrication of medical devices; nanostructured biomaterials; drug delivery; laser processing of nanostructured and microstructured biomaterials
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Interests: Micro-nanobiosensors, bioMEMS, Labs-on-a-chip, organ-on-a-chip, nanoelectronics
Patients, physicians, and surgeons are expecting more dedicated devices for diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic, ophthalmic, dermatologic, vascular, urinary, neurological, and oncological medical conditions. For instance, recent efforts by researchers in academic, industry, and government involve creating nanostructured materials (less than 100 nm in size), structures for implantable devices or biosensors based on bioMEMS, drug delivery devices, and other medical devices. Recent advances in the use of nanostructured materials for medical applications have occurred due to two forces. First, novel modeling, processing, and characterization methods enable the development of nanostructured materials, structures or devices. Second, nanostructured materials and small scale structures may provide unique medical and biological capabilities for interactions with small-scale bioelements; furthermore they could allow the integration of multiple functions and a reduction in cost.
In this issue, the use of nanostructured materials and small scale structures in implants and devices for orthopaedic, ophthalmic, dermatologic, vascular, urinary, oncological and neurological applications will be considered. Topics that are appropriate for this issue include (but are not limited to): (1) design processing, characterization, and modeling of nanostructured materials and small scale structures and devices, such as biosensors or bioMEMS; (2) biocompatibility and packaging issues; (3) applications and integration of nanostructured materials and small scale structures; and (4) medical implant and medical device design strategies.
Prof. Dr. Roger Jagdish Narayan
Dr. Adrian Martinez-Rivas
Dr. Marco Antonio Ramírez Salinas
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 1600 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.
- Medical devices
- Nanostructured materials
- Thin films
- Clinical translation