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Special Issue "Micro/Nano Devices for Blood Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
The development of micro and nanodevices for blood analysis is an interdisciplinary subject that demands an integration of several research fields such as biotechnology, medicine, chemistry, informatics, optics, electronics, mechanics, and micro/nanotechnologies.
Over the last few decades, there has been a notably fast development in the miniaturization of mechanical microdevices, later known as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), which combine electrical and mechanical components at a micro-scale level. The integration of microflow and optical components in MEMS microdevices, as well as the development of micropumps and microvalves, have promoted the interest of several research fields dealing with fluid flow and transport phenomena happening at micro-scale devices. Microfluidic systems have many advantages over macroscale by offering the ability to work with small sample volumes, providing good manipulation and control of samples, decreasing reaction times and allowing parallel operations in one single step. As a consequence, microdevices offer a great potential to develop portable and point-of-care diagnostic devices, particularly for blood analysis. Moreover, the recent progress of nanotechnology is gaining popularity and has expanded the areas of application of the microfluidic devices including the manipulation and analysis of flows on the scale of DNA, proteins, and nanoparticles (nanoflows).
In this Special Issue, we invite contributions (original research papers, review articles, and brief communications) that focus on the latest advances and challenges in micro and nano devices for diagnostics and blood analysis, micro and nanofluidics, technologies for flows visualization, MEMS, biochips and lab-on-a-chip devices and their application to research and industry. We hope to provide an opportunity to the engineering and biomedical community to exchange knowledge and information and bring together researchers who are interested in the general field of MEMS and micro/nanofluidics, especially in its applications to biomedical areas.
Prof. Rui Lima
Prof. Graça Minas
Dr. Susana Catarino
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 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.
- biomedical microdevices
- micro/nano fabrication
- blood flow
- blood cells
- blood analysis