Medical Devices and Implants, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 138

Special Issue Editors


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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA
Interests: computational and experimental biomechanics; machine learning; orthopaedic biomechanics; 3D Printing

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Interests: computational and experimental biomechanics; biomedical systems engineering; machine learning; robotics; space physiology

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Department of Surgery, LSU Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 71103, USA
Interests: surgical devices; robotics; 3D printing; tissue engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite contributions to a Special Issue of Bioengineering focused on the design, prototyping, manufacturing, and experimentation of medical devices and implants. Considering the increased demand for these devices and thus increased healthcare costs, the clinical deployment of these solutions results in many challenges that need to be overcome. The regulatory compliance, absence of standardized testing procedures, manufacturability, and efficacy of these devices are examples of issues that need to be addressed to launch or maintain a product on the market with satisfactory clinical results. Embedded artificial intelligence in diagnostic tools, big-data-driven design processes, wireless communications for real-time monitoring, and finite element modeling for verification and validation are all examples of novel but now well-established technologies that have positively impacted product development. Further, the widespread use of additive manufacturing has boosted patient-specific design and implant development. More recently, bioprinting has been used in medicine to help to study or recreate almost every tissue, cartilage, and organ in the body. The translational role of these solutions is often overlooked, and they are not well covered in clinical journals. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to collect studies performed on medical devices and implants, strictly related to their development, prototyping, efficacy, and safety. Discussions and critical analyses of existing testing methods and standards are welcome, as are original studies on new concepts. We look forward to receiving your groundbreaking contributions.

Dr. Tanvir Faisal
Dr. Christine Walck
Dr. Donald Sorrells
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • implant
  • medical devices
  • prototyping
  • 3D printing
  • scaffolds
  • tissue engineering
  • additive manufacturing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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