Special Issue "State-of-the-Art Micro- and Nano-Scale Biomedical Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 301
Interests: optoelectronic thin films; polymeric films and nanofibers; cell/tissue mechanics; numerical modeling and analysis
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Micro- and nanoscale biomedical systems are a fast-developing area in biomedical engineering, and such biotechnologies have been developed for various purposes, including diagnostics, prosthetics, therapeutics, sensing, and monitoring. These systems can be applied to human tissues and organs in vivo or in vitro. Their functionalities include surgical auxiliary, drug delivery, anti-microbial effects, life support, implants, transplants, health care, and even energy production. In recent decades, the development of micro- and nanoscale systems has notably expanded the frontier of engineering and biotechnologies for human wellbeing. Whether a single device or an integrated system, these innovations allow researchers and clinical staff to observe and study the physiology and pathology of human bodies. Furthermore, they provide better opportunities for advancing the current diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for illness and diseases.
Micro- and nanometer-scale systems usually require novel designs to be integrated into the default working environment. The designs can be inspired by, or imitate, real biological systems or environments. Another issue is presented by their miniaturization and the need for associated fabrication techniques to realize designs and concepts. Therefore, challenges remain regarding tailoring emerging micro-/nanotechnologies for biologically sensitive and specific functions. A combination of approaches drawn from various engineering disciplines with strong foundations in science will help to rapidly devise new technologies in the field of bioengineering.
We encourage researchers to report their groundbreaking work in this Special Issue. Review articles and original research papers relating to key issues in basic or applied research, materials, or biomedical applications in general are welcome.
Topics of interest include:
- 3D or novel platforms for in vitro cell, tissue, or organ cultures;
- Micro-/nanosystems for therapy, diagnosis, and drug delivery;
- Novel micro/nano real-time or offline biosensing technologies.
Prof. Dr. Chuan Li
Dr. Isaac Kuo-Kang Liu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- 3D cell culture
- rapid bio-prototyping
- wireless embedded biosensing