Lab on a Chip’s 2013 Neuroengineering themed issue is introduced by guest editors David T. Eddington and Justin Williams, who also contributed the outside front cover design. This is followed by profiles of all of the contributors to the Neuroengineering themed issue.
David T. Eddington and Justin Williams
As well as plenty of cutting-edge primary research into lab on a chip technology for neuroengineering, Issue 4 includes two Critical Reviews.
A critical review of the development of engineered cell culture substrates and techniques for investigating axon development guidance by Santiago Costantino et al. at University of Montreal and McGill University, Canada, is highlighted on the inside front cover. They look at the opportunities that are now opening up due to these new technological developments, the biological insights that can now be gained and the breakthroughs waiting to happen in the near future.
Engineered cell culture substrates for axon guidance studies: moving beyond proof of concept
Joannie Roy, Timothy E. Kennedy and Santiago Costantino
The second critical review from Noo Li Jeon et al. at Seoul National University, Korea, and The Salk Institute, USA, summarises the most recent technological developments of BioMEMs devices and their application to neuroscience research. They look at platforms for disease culture, modelling disease in vitro, neuron electrophysiology and stem cell biology.
Advances in microfluidics-based experimental methods for neuroscience research
Jae Woo Park, Hyung Joon Kim, Myeong Woo Kang and Noo Li Jeon
The HOT articles in this issue include:
Integration of pre-aligned liquid metal electrodes for neural stimulation within a user-friendly microfluidic platform
Nicholas Hallfors, Asif Khan, Michael D. Dickey and Anne Marion Taylor
Inherent amplitude demodulation of an AC-EWOD (electrowetting on dielectric) droplet
Myung Gon Yoon, Sang Hyun Byun and Sung Kwon Cho
One-step polymer surface modification for minimizing drug, protein, and DNA adsorption in microanalytical systems
Esben Kjær Unmack Larsen and Niels B. Larsen
To learn all about the exciting advances happening in applying microtechnology to neuroengineering, read the full issue here