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Special Issue "Reliability and Biostability of Microfabricated Implantable Medical Devices: Towards Standardized Manufacturing and Lab-Bench/Preclinical Testing"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "E：Engineering and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 February 2022) | Viewed by 12013
Special Issue Editors
Interests: microtechnologies; bioelectronics; neural interfaces; carbon electrodes; biostability and reliability of medical devices
Interests: microtechnology; neural interfaces; soft bioelectronics; translational research; biomimetic in vitro models
Special Issue Information
We are pleased to announce that our Special Issue for MDPI Micromachines, focused on preclinical testing of microfabricated implantable devices, is now open for submissions.
Micro- and nano-technologies applied to biomedical research have increasingly gained popularity in the fields of bioelectronics and medical device manufacturing due to their design versatility, low-cost and high-throughput manufacturing, and high structural biocompatibility. Microfabrication processes are prime tools for the realization of implantable micro- and nano-devices with a wide variety of embodiments, ranging from polymer-based implants to highly integrated silicon-based systems. There is still, however, a gap between the manufacturing phase and the deployment of such devices into clinical scenarios. One limiting factor is the current lack of standardized lab-bench tests for assessing and predicting the reliability and biostability of microfabricated biomedical implants.
This Special Issue will report advances in the development of biomedical engineering techniques, platforms, and testing protocols for evaluating the reliability and biostability of microfabricated implantable medical devices. The scope includes, but is not restricted to, micro and nano- implantable technologies, bioelectronics, neural interfaces, implantable sensors, and actuators, as well as associated challenges in materials, modeling, and metrology that will enable assessing and predicting their reliability and biostability.
In particular, this Special Issue will welcome manuscripts that cover topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Microfabrication technologies, process chains, in-line tests, and related reliability monitoring and inspection methods;
- Electrode technologies and techniques to enhance electrodes performance and reliability;
- Electrical, electrochemical, and electromechanical test platforms and protocols;
- Connectorization and packaging, with the associated characterization techniques;
- Sterilization procedures and associated characterization techniques;
- Implantation-aids (tools) and techniques in preparation for successful surgeries;
- Performance, stability, and reliability testing of micro- and nano- implantable devices in pseudo in vivo platforms, and ex vivo and in vivo models for preclinical validation.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Dr. Maria Vomero
Dr. Giuseppe Schiavone
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2000 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.
- implantable medical devices
- micro- and nano-fabrication technologies
- biostability testing
- reliability testing
- in vitro platforms
- preclinical validation