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Organs-on-a-chip for nanoscience and technology

Organs-on-a-chip and microphysiological systems pro-vide new opportunities to create microengineered in vitro models of complex human physiological systems with unprecedented realism and predictive capacity. With the rapid evolution of this disruptive technology, increasing attention is being paid to its potential as a novel platform to enable and facilitate research in nano-science and engineering. Conversely, efforts are under-way to leverage nanoengineering techniques to advance the capabilities of organ-on-a-chip systems for a variety of biomedical applications. Motivated by these emerg-ing trends, this special issue aims to introduce recent interdisciplinary research efforts directed towards the convergence of organ-on-a-chip with nanotechnology. 

Edited by: Dongeun (Dan) Huh


  1. The last two decades have witnessed explosive growth in the field of nanoengineering and nanomedicine. In particular, engineered nanoparticles have garnered great attention due to their potential to enable new...

    Authors: Shawn Kang, Sunghee Estelle Park and Dan Dongeun Huh

    Citation: Nano Convergence 2021 8:20

    Content type: Review

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  2. Recent developments of organoids engineering and organ-on-a-chip microfluidic technologies have enabled the recapitulation of the major functions and architectures of microscale human tissue, including tumor p...

    Authors: Jungeun Lim, Hanna Ching, Jeong-Kee Yoon, Noo Li Jeon and YongTae Kim

    Citation: Nano Convergence 2021 8:12

    Content type: Review

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  3. Hepatic fibrosis is a foreshadowing of future adverse events like liver cirrhosis, liver failure, and cancer. Hepatic stellate cell activation is the main event of liver fibrosis, which results in excessive ex...

    Authors: Hafiz Muhammad Umer Farooqi, Bohye Kang, Muhammad Asad Ullah Khalid, Abdul Rahim Chethikkattuveli Salih, Kinam Hyun, Sung Hyuk Park, Dongeun Huh and Kyung Hyun Choi

    Citation: Nano Convergence 2021 8:3

    Content type: Full Paper

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