Special Issue "Biosensing Devices Based on 3D Printing Technologies"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensor and Bioelectronic Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Fanben Meng
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Interests: 3D printing; bioprinting; additive manufacturing; biofabrication; nanofabrication; physiological microenvironments; 3D in vitro disease models; biosensors and bioelectronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Analyses of functional biomolecules play important roles in fundamental research, medical diagnosis, food safety, and environmental monitoring. Most biological systems are organized as heterogeneous 3D configurations. The creation of biofunctionalized devices to dynamically monitor (bio)molecular concentrations and simultaneously match the structural complexity of natural microenvironments requires advanced manufacturing methods to integrate biological materials for molecular recognition with nonbiological device infrastructures for signal transduction with high hierarchical accuracy. Beyond traditional 2D fabrication technologies, the emerging 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, offers promising tools to build biocompatible sensing devices with advantages in both the construction of complex 3D geometries and the inclusion of multiple functional materials.

In this Special Issue of Biosensors, entitled “Biosensing Devices Based on 3D Printing Technologies”, our goal is to highlight interdisciplinary studies from the research field of biosensors. Specifically, we will focus on applications of various 3D printing technologies to advance biodetection methods. Researchers that are using additive manufacturing strategies to construct a diverse set of sensing devices, including, but not limited to, electrochemical, electronic, optical, thermometric, and acoustic biosensors, are encouraged to submit their recent works. Efforts to develop printable biomaterials and bioinks as building blocks of biosensors and contributions to improve current 3D printing techniques with potential sensing applications are also welcome. Finally, review papers that summarize state-of-the-art technologies of either biodetection or biofabrication are invited.

Prof. Dr. Fanben Meng
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • 3D printing
  • bioprinting
  • advanced manufacturing
  • biofabrication
  • biosensors
  • bioelectronics
  • biomedical devices
  • biomaterials
  • microfluidics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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