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Micro- and Nano-Scale Sensors and Sensorial Systems in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

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Micro- and nano-scale sensors and sensorial systems in bioengineering and biotechnology have played significant roles in the various areas including biological and chemical diagnostics, neuroscience, modeling in tissue engineering and human organs, drug delivery, microbial ecology, material synthesis, and biological energy production. The development of micro- and nano-scale sensors have significantly contributed to the expansion of the frontiers of bioengineering and biotechnology. These sensor devices and systems allow researchers to observe and understand the behaviors of biological and chemical analyses, and improve diagnoses, in precisely controlled micro-/nano-environments, across scales from DNA to an organ.

The micro- and nano-meter scale and integrated novel designs of sensors and sensorial systems inspired by, or mimicking, biological environments, will find novel scientific and engineering solutions for human and social challenges in biotechnology and bioengineering. Innovative miniaturized platforms and associated fabrication techniques will advance for interfacing and understanding these engineered micro-/nano-challenges with various biological analyses, manipulating and monitoring them with high sensitivity and specificity. A combination of approaches drawn from electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering with strong foundations in biology, materials science, and analytical chemistry will strive to advance the field of bioengineering and biotechnology.

Within this Research Topic Review articles and Original Research papers aiming to relate the key issues of basic or applied research and materials development in the biotechnological applications are welcome.

This Research Topic would include the following topics:

• Micro-/nano- sensor device design, fabrication, and materials for improving diagnosis and drug delivery
• 3D scaffold or novel platform for cell or organ culture and diagnosis devices
• New micro- and nano-bio sensing methods and technologies
• 3D microprobe or needle approach
• Nano/microsensors or devices for drug delivery or real-time sensing application
• Wireless controllable integrated BioMEMS devices for remote sensing or manipulation
• Miniaturized or portable self-diagnosis device or system for health care

Important Note: All submissions/contributions to this Research Topic must be in line with the scope of the journal/section they are submitted to. While authors are encouraged to draw from other disciplines to enrich their papers where relevant, they must ensure papers fall within the scope of the journal/section, as expressed in its mission statement.

Dr. Seong-O Choi works at QuadMedicine, Inc as a Chief Research Director. The main topic of QuadMedicine, Inc is microneedle for drug delivery. He does not have any conflict of interest. Dr. Seokheun Choi holds a patent relating to a biosensor apparatus. He does not have any conflict of interest. All other Topic Editors do not have any conflicts of interest in relation to the theme of this Research Topic.


Keywords: Micro/Nano Sensor and Sensory Systems, BioMEMS, Lab-on-a-Chip


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Micro- and nano-scale sensors and sensorial systems in bioengineering and biotechnology have played significant roles in the various areas including biological and chemical diagnostics, neuroscience, modeling in tissue engineering and human organs, drug delivery, microbial ecology, material synthesis, and biological energy production. The development of micro- and nano-scale sensors have significantly contributed to the expansion of the frontiers of bioengineering and biotechnology. These sensor devices and systems allow researchers to observe and understand the behaviors of biological and chemical analyses, and improve diagnoses, in precisely controlled micro-/nano-environments, across scales from DNA to an organ.

The micro- and nano-meter scale and integrated novel designs of sensors and sensorial systems inspired by, or mimicking, biological environments, will find novel scientific and engineering solutions for human and social challenges in biotechnology and bioengineering. Innovative miniaturized platforms and associated fabrication techniques will advance for interfacing and understanding these engineered micro-/nano-challenges with various biological analyses, manipulating and monitoring them with high sensitivity and specificity. A combination of approaches drawn from electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering with strong foundations in biology, materials science, and analytical chemistry will strive to advance the field of bioengineering and biotechnology.

Within this Research Topic Review articles and Original Research papers aiming to relate the key issues of basic or applied research and materials development in the biotechnological applications are welcome.

This Research Topic would include the following topics:

• Micro-/nano- sensor device design, fabrication, and materials for improving diagnosis and drug delivery
• 3D scaffold or novel platform for cell or organ culture and diagnosis devices
• New micro- and nano-bio sensing methods and technologies
• 3D microprobe or needle approach
• Nano/microsensors or devices for drug delivery or real-time sensing application
• Wireless controllable integrated BioMEMS devices for remote sensing or manipulation
• Miniaturized or portable self-diagnosis device or system for health care

Important Note: All submissions/contributions to this Research Topic must be in line with the scope of the journal/section they are submitted to. While authors are encouraged to draw from other disciplines to enrich their papers where relevant, they must ensure papers fall within the scope of the journal/section, as expressed in its mission statement.

Dr. Seong-O Choi works at QuadMedicine, Inc as a Chief Research Director. The main topic of QuadMedicine, Inc is microneedle for drug delivery. He does not have any conflict of interest. Dr. Seokheun Choi holds a patent relating to a biosensor apparatus. He does not have any conflict of interest. All other Topic Editors do not have any conflicts of interest in relation to the theme of this Research Topic.


Keywords: Micro/Nano Sensor and Sensory Systems, BioMEMS, Lab-on-a-Chip


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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14 July 2020 Abstract
11 November 2020 Manuscript

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14 July 2020 Abstract
11 November 2020 Manuscript

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