Micro/Nano-Manipulation and Bio-Assembler

Special Issue


Micro/nano manipulation provides control, sensing, intelligence, skills and automation in micro/nano scale environment. Its most interesting field of application is biology, which primarily involves biological single cells and/or tissues. The fabrication of artificial tissue, an essential and the most attractive integrant of cyborg and bionic systems, requires making the best use of micro/nano manipulation. Bio-assembler is an innovative research paradigm that will promote the advancement of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine through state-of-the-art micro/nano manipulation technologies.

We are calling for papers dealing with biological cell handling, transporting, sensing, gathering and assembling into tissues by applying mechanical hands, optical and magnetic drives, and microfluidic devices. We are also interested in various related topics on automated cell sorting, cell assay, cell characterization, as well as automated cell injection.

    Guest Editors

    Dr. Tatsuo Arai, Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
    Visiting Professor, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

    Dr. Sinan Haliyo, Associate Professor, Sorbonne Université, France

    Dr. Masaru Kojima, Associate Professor, Osaka University, Japan

      Table of Contents

      As articles within the special issue are published they will appear below.

      Recent Progress of Magnetically Actuated DNA Micro/Nanorobots

      Fengyu Liu, Xiaoming Liu, Qiang Huang, Tatsuo Arai

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2022, Article ID 9758460, 12 pages, 2022

      Cell-Based Microfluidic Device Utilizing Cell Sheet Technology

      Katsuhisa Sakaguchi, Kei Akimoto, Masanori Takaira, Ryu-ichiro Tanaka, Tatsuya Shimizu, Shinjiro Umezu

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2022, Article ID 9758187, 8 pages, 2022.

      3D Bioprinted Spheroidal Droplets for Engineering the Heterocellular Coupling between Cardiomyocytes and Cardiac Fibroblasts

      Raven El Khoury, Naveen Nagiah, Joel A. Mudloff, Vikram Thakur, Munmun Chattopadhyay, Binata Joddar

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 9864212, 16 pages, 2021.

      An Electrical Stimulation Culture System for Daily Maintenance-Free Muscle Tissue Production

      Yoshitake Akiyama, Akemi Nakayama, Shota Nakano, Ryuichiro Amiya, Jun Hirose

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 9820505, 12 pages, 2021

      Bioprinted Vascularized Mature Adipose Tissue with Collagen Microfibers for Soft Tissue Regeneration

      Fiona Louis, Marie Piantino, Hao Liu, Dong-Hee Kang, Yoshihiro Sowa, Shiro Kitano, Michiya Matsusaki

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 1412542, 15 pages, 2021

      Design of Temperature-Responsive Cell Culture Surfaces for Cell Sheet Engineering

      Y. Akiyama

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 5738457, 15 pages, 2021

      Cell-Based Biohybrid Sensor Device for Chemical Source Direction Estimation

      H. Oda, K. Kihara, Y. Morimoto, S. Takeuchi

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 8907148, 9 pages, 2021