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Neural Interfaces for Bioelectronic Medicine

Guest Editors:
Dimitrios Koutsouras, PhD, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Netherlands
Geert Langereis, PhD, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Netherlands

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 28 February 2025

Bioelectronic Medicine is calling for submissions to our new Collection on "Neural Interfaces for Bioelectronic Medicine". The aim of this Collection is to present the latest trends in neural interfaces for therapeutic tissue stimulation and sensing with a focus on the upcoming era of bioelectronic medicine.

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Meet the Guest Editors

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Dimitrios Koutsouras, PhD, IMEC, The Netherlands

New Content ItemDimitrios Koutsouras is a Physics Researcher in Implantable Therapeutics at imec-NL in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). He earned a BS in Physics, a second BS in Pharmacy and a MSc in Materials Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He received his PhD in Organic Bioelectronics from École des Mines de Saint-Etienne (EMSE) in Gardanne (France), before moving to Mainz (Germany) to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP). At EMSE and MPIP he worked on conducting polymer devices for biosensing, biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. His research at imec-NL focuses on the design, (micro)fabrication and clinical translation of multimodal bioelectronic devices for bioelectronic medicine. He serves as an associate editor of Bioelectronic Medicine.

Geert Langereis, PhD, IMEC, The Netherlands

New Content ItemGeert Langereis received his PhD in lab-on-a-chip technologies from the University of Twente. He worked at the industrial research laboratories of Philips and NXP on MEMS silicon technology and photonics in combination with data science. He was a professor in Applied Sciences at  the Technical University of Eindhoven in  the area of smart sensors and associated data science for human behaviour and physiology. He is currently the program manager for the health research line with imec, Eindhoven, on neuro and photonic technologies for bioelectronic medicine. He holds a part-time position at the dept. of electrical engineering of the Technical University of Eindhoven.

About the collection

Bioelectronic Medicine (BEM) is the emerging and innovative therapeutic field which aspires to revolutionize the way we fight diseases by using electrical impulses to perform diagnosis and treatment. It is a multidisciplinary area which leverages the accumulated knowledge of various scientific fields including microelectronics, information technology, materials science, and medicine, and promises to offer novel solutions to address unmet medical needs. By using implantable electrodes, BEM aims to, precisely, selectively, and adaptively, target neuronal circuits and biological processes to restore health in chronic conditions.

At the core of this endeavor stands the biotic/abiotic ensemble. For bioelectronic therapies to be safe and effective, neural interfaces that allow tissue stimulation and monitoring are of colossal importance. These interfaces need to display biocompatibility, biostability, and the ability to interrogate biology at the cellular level. At the same time, they need to be able to deliver stimulation paradigms that can selectively and safely produce therapeutic effects while not compromising their long-term reliability. The above requirements can only be satisfied by the synergy of various scientific fields which offer their advances in material science, microfabrication, stimulation and biosensing for a seamless integration of bioelectronic devices with living tissue.

The aim of this Collection is to present the latest trends in neural interfaces for therapeutic tissue stimulation and sensing with a focus on the upcoming era of bioelectronic medicine. Its scope includes, but is not limited to, novel electrode materials, fabrication approaches and form factors, novel stimulation and biosensing archetypes, and novel ways of delivering bioelectronic medicine therapies. Original research papers and review articles are welcome.

There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submissions for any type of articles, including primary research and reviews/perspectives. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via the submission system. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection/Thematic series, please select "Neural Interfaces for Bioelectronic Medicine" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.