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International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology


Special Issue on: “Nanotechnology for Medical and Surgical Applications”

Guest Editors: Suresh Chalasani, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA and Panduranga Rao Koritala, Spark Biotech, USA

Nanotechnology is playing an increasingly major role in the healthcare industry. Examples include the use of nano-particles in cancer therapy and targeted drug delivery systems. Nanotechnology is also widely issued in tissue engineering applications.

This special issue is expected to provide a comprehensive overview of research and implementation issues of nanotechnologies in the medical field and is targeted for an audience of both researchers as well as practitioners. It will highlight key issues relating to medical, diagnostic and surgical applications of nanotechnology.

The papers are expected to discuss the current status and future prospects so that researchers can formulate new research topics related to nanotechnology. Practitioners and business personnel should be able to use the articles published in this special issue to gain foresight on the implementation of nanotechnology.

Subject Coverage
The following is a list of suggested (but not all-inclusive) topics;
  • Nanotechnology based drug delivery systems
  • Biomaterials based on nanotechnology
  • Tissue engineering applications of nanotechnology
  • Quantum dots (nanocrystals) for diagnostic purposes
  • Nanoreactors for biotechnological manufacturing processes
  • Gene therapy
  • Nanotechnology for cancer therapy and diagnosis
  • Surgical applications of nanotechnology
  • Business considerations of nanotechnology
  • Manufacturing and scaling aspects of nanoparticles, nanospheres, nanorods, nanosponges and nanocrystals
  • Social awareness and toxicological aspects of nanotechnology

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

One page proposal deadline: 28 February, 2007

Paper submission deadline: 31 May, 2007

Review results and notification: 31 August, 2007

Submission of Revised Papers: 31 October, 2007

Final Acceptance of Papers: 15 December, 2007

Note: The recommended papers for the special issue are subject to final approval by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC). Based on reviews, some papers may be published outside the special issue at the discretion of the EIC.