Manuscripts Sought for Special Issue of ASME Journal of Medical Devices

Nov. 3, 2017

The ASME Journal of Medical Devices is currently seeking submissions for a special issue, “Biomimetic Medical Devices: Microfluidics, MEMS, and NEMS.” The deadline to submit papers for the special issue, which is expected to be published next June, is Dec. 31, 2017.

Biomimetic devices, which generally encompass many different geometries and factors, sometimes must maintain physiological relevance in order to be used in a variety of applications including drug discovery, cell growth, disease studies, diagnosis, sensing, mixing or filtration applications.

The biomedical device industry increasingly relies on complex microfluidic, microelectromechanical and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) devices in order to produce results quickly and cost effectively, and the medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science industries have all benefited from this kind of biomedical device research. Continuous innovation in this research is required in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of the scientific, medical and commercial communities. One example of a recent advance in the field is the development over the past few years of organ-on-a-chip devices that mimic the biological and physiological functions of living systems for drug evaluation and disease study.

The special issue of the Journal of Medical Devices is intended to be a collection of original research that highlights the use of microfluidic devices, MEMS, and NEMS for biomedical applications, in the hopes of promoting further new research in the field of medical devices to the public. Papers submitted for the special issue should involve the use of new microfluidic, MEMS, or NEMS devices for addressing current issues faced in the biomedical community.

The special issue will focus on a number of topic areas, including microfluidics, MEMS, NEMS, biomimetics, lab-on-a-chip, organ-on-a-chip, medical devices, nanotechnology, disease diagnosis, drug screening and biosensing. Yaling Liu, Ph.D., associate professor in the mechanical engineering and mechanics department and the bioengineering department at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., is the editor for the special issue.

Papers should be submitted to the journal electronically by Dec. 31, 2017, through the ASME Journals Digital Submission Site at Authors who already have an account should log in and select “Submit Paper” at the bottom of the page. Authors who do not yet have an account should go to the “New Users” page, select “Submissions” and follow the step-by-step directions. Authors should select the Journal of Medical Devices when they reach the “Paper Submittal” page, and then select the special issue “Biomimetic Devices.”

For more information on the special issue, “Biomimetic Medical Devices: Microfluidics, MEMS, and NEMS,” contact Dr. Liu by e-mail at To learn more about the ASME Journal Program, visit