BMC Biomedical Engineering is calling for submissions to our Collection, Microfluidic technologies for biomedical applications.
Microfluidic devices allow fluids to be manipulated on a scale ranging between one micrometer and one millimeter. The application of microfluidics in the biomedical field covers many different aspects, including sensing, cell manipulation and micropumping. These devices also serve as tissue/organ culture platforms. The concept of organ-on-a-chip allows such complex systems to be reproduced in a smaller and simpler platform, holding massive potential for the study of intercellular communications as well as an alternative to animal models. Micropumps find applications as drug delivery systems, as well as being a fundamental component of microfluidic devices. These are but a few examples of the potential these technologies hold in the biomedical field.
This Collection welcomes submissions on the design, development and application of microfluidic technologies in the context of biomedicine. Major advancements or new applications of existing technologies will also be considered.
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