Applications of Gene Therapy for Biomedical Engineering

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 214

Special Issue Editor

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Interests: congenital scoliosis; congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract; age-related macular degeneration; retinal degeneration; CRISPR editing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

An impending breakthrough in healthcare lies at the intersection of retinal degeneration and gene therapy. This transformative approach aims to harness the potential of genetic interventions to address the challenges posed by retinal degenerative disorders. The objective is to develop targeted biological therapies, employing gene-based substitutes or interventions in vitro to replace or restore compromised retinal function in vivo due to degeneration. While the promise of gene therapy for retinal degeneration is evident, there exists both an immediate and long-term need to overcome the intricate engineering and life science challenges inherent in translating these advances to tangible benefits in human healthcare. This requires a focus on the development of bioprocess technology, which is essential for seamlessly transferring the laboratory-based practices of gene therapy and genetic interventions to clinical applications. This forthcoming Special Issue of Bioengineering, "Applications of Gene Therapy for Biomedical Engineering", addresses this critical need by consolidating insights from global experts in gene therapy, retinal biology, and bioprocess engineering. Together, these contributions present significant advances in the engineering sciences, driving the successful implementation of gene-based therapies for retinal degeneration and paving the way for transformative breakthroughs in ocular healthcare.

Dr. Nan Yang
Guest Editor

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  • retinal degeneration
  • gene therapy
  • targeted biological therapies

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