Special Issue "Microfluidics and MEMS for Diagnostics and Biomedical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 April 2024 | Viewed by 2541
Interests: organ-on-a-chip; lab-on-a-chip; biosensors; microfabrication; microfluidics
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Special Issue in Micromachines: Current Trends in Microfabrication Techniques for Lab-on-a-Chip and Biomedical Microdevices
The recent pandemic has revealed the importance of innovation in healthcare as the best strategy for preparation for crises. Medical devices that target, in particular, point-of-care and low-resource healthcare settings become of paramount importance.
Recent advances in microfabrication, microfluidic and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies have opened numerous new avenues in health care applications. The ability to create complex nano-and micro-scale structures, employing various low-cost and biocompatible materials has enabled unrestricted geometrical features. In addition, the integration of sensing elements including electrical components (e.g., gold/silver/platinum/graphene-based electrodes), optical, wireless and data acquisition modules within the microfluidic network has attracted notable interest in medical device industry for health monitoring applications.
This special issue will highlight the new advances and trends in this prominent field and technology with an emphasis on the role of microfluidics and MEMS technologies in diagnostics and related medical applications and how the engineering principle can be used to meet industrial/clinical needs. In addition, the topic will highlight the challenges and opportunities of these biomedical devices.
We invite researchers working in this area to submit full-length research papers, communication, and review articles to meet the goal of this research topic.
- Microfluidic design and simulation for microfluidic-based biomedical devices
- Fabrication materials
- Device fabrication techniques (e.g., lithography, soft lithography, micromachining, 3D printing, etc.)
- MEMS-based medical devices
- Rapid prototyping
- Sensor integration
- Vital signs monitoring
- Implantable devices
- Wearable devices
- Drug delivery with microneedles and patches
Dr. Qasem Ramadan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- microelectromechanical systems