Special Issue on Smart Biomaterials, Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biomedical Devices

Published 26 February, 2021

Recent advances in smart biomaterials, biosensors, and bioelectronics have greatly promoted the development of biotechnology, medicine and healthcare. Smart biomaterials may include polymers, metals, ceramics or composites of multiple types of materials with unique biological or medical properties and functions. These typically have one or more advantages, including self-healing, biocompatible, biodegradable, antibacterial, stretchable or flexible characteristics. Smart biosensors and bioelectronics play a crucial role in a wide range of processes, including energy harvesting and supply, electronic skin, motion detection, electrochemical detection, microfluidic detection, physiological signal detection and processing, drug delivery, wireless sensing, brain–computer interfaces, biological fuel cells, bionics, BioMEMS/NEMS and human disease diagnosis. With the help of advanced materials and electronic technology, scientists have designed and developed a variety of miniaturised, wearable / implantable, self-powered, multi-functional biomedical devices and microsystems for the detection and diagnosis of various diseases and healthcare applications, such as fast probing of bacteria and virus, early detection of health dangers and disease conditions, etc.

This special issue will feature original research articles, short communications and reviews relating to the interdisciplinary field of smart biomaterials, biosensors, bioelectronics and biomedical devices, including applications, fabrication, evaluation, regulatory issues and future directions.

Topics Covered:

  • Biomaterials: hydrogels, soft biocompatible materials, self-healing materials, biodegradable materials
  • Biosensors: biochemical detection, cardiovascular sensing, electromyography, electrochemical detection, microfluidic detection, respiratory sensing
  • Bioelectronics: electronic skin, energy harvesting, implantable bioelectronics, self-powered biosensors and systems, wearable bioelectronics
  • Biomedical devices and application: brain–computer interfaces, bionics, BioMEMS/NEMS, biochips, biological fuel cells, drug delivery

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 28 February 2022

Submission Instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select Bioelectronics and Devices on submission.

Guest Editors:

  • Prof. Dr. Zhou Li, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Email: zli@binn.cas.cn
  • Prof. Dr. Yuxiang Wu, Department of Health and Physical Education, Jianghan University, Wuhan, China. Email: yxwu@jhun.edu.cn
  • Prof. Dr. Hongqing Feng, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Email: fenghongqing@binn.cas.cn

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