Microelectromechanical Systems and Nanotechnology

  title={Microelectromechanical Systems and Nanotechnology},
  author={Louizos-Alexandros Louizos and Panagiotis G Athanasopoulos and Kevin Varty},
  journal={Vascular and Endovascular Surgery},
  pages={605 - 609}
Nanotechnology is the design and development of materials, structures, and devices with at least 1 dimension between the 1- and 100-nm-size scale. Manipulating matter at the atomic scale offers unique opportunities in material design particularly in biological interfaces. In this short review, we explore the disruptive technological opportunities that nanotechnology and microelectromechanical systems may offer in possible future stent designs along with safety issues that may surface with the… Expand
Fabricated micro-nano devices for in vivo and in vitro biomedical applications.
The biocompatibility of BioMEMS is further enhanced through the application of nanotechnology, which includes the modification of surfaces with polymers or the self-assembly of monolayers of molecules, and the adverse effects of biofouling can be reduced and the performance of devices can be improved in in vivo and in vitro conditions. Expand
Nanomaterial coatings applied on stent surfaces.
This review focuses on promising polymers used in the fabrication of newer generations of stents with a short synopsis on atherosclerosis and current commercialized stents, nanotechnology's impact on stent development and recent advancements in stent biomaterials is discussed in context. Expand
A Review of Actuation and Sensing Mechanisms in MEMS-Based Sensor Devices
The recent developments in standard actuation and sensing mechanisms that can serve MEMS-based devices, which is expected to revolutionize almost many product categories in the current era are presented. Expand
Stiffness Matrix of MEMS on the Stress-Strain Method Basis
In the paper a method is described that is used for constructing the MEMS stiffness matrix on basis of the stress-strain method taking into account the type of deformation that corresponds to theExpand
A critical approach to nanocardiology
There should be novel drugs and technologies to meet the inadequacies of conventional methods for the safe and reliable diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Expand
Experimental observation of blood erythrocyte structure in the field of standing surface acoustic waves
The paper presents experimental results of observing the structurization effect for one of the formed elements of blood—erythrocytes—in the field of standing surface acoustic waves. CharacteristicExpand
Hey Siri – Are You There?: Jamming of Voice Commands Using the Resonance Effect (Work-in-Progress)
It is found that devices equipped with a MEMS microphone can be vulnerable to a new jamming attack based on the resonance effect inherent in the vibrating nature of MEMS devices. Expand


BioMEMS for drug delivery
Recent research into methods of using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology for medical and biological applications has developed several interesting devices. This paper reviews variousExpand
Micromechanical devices for intravascular drug delivery.
Preliminary experiments using filleted rabbit arteries have demonstrated transection of the internal elastic lamina and a promising possibility is to use microfabricated structures of anodic metal oxides to create practical devices with cylindrical symmetry. Expand
Silicon electronics on silk as a path to bioresorbable, implantable devices.
Strategies for integrating single crystalline silicon electronics, where the silicon is in the form of nanomembranes, onto water soluble and biocompatible silk substrates are described. Expand
Nanomedicine for the reduction of the thrombogenicity of stent coatings
An example of how nanomedicine can offer solutions for improving stent coating manufacturing, by producing nanomaterials with tailored and controllable properties is presented. Expand
Antibiofouling, sustained antibiotic release by Si nanowire templates.
Vertically aligned silicon nanowire arrays with 10-40 nm diameter wires having 1-3 microm in length obtained by the electroless etching technique are used in this study as novel nanostructures for mediating drug delivery and show microstructural manipulations for a tunable release rate. Expand
Applications of Nanotechnology to Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
The goal of this brief review is to illustrate selected examples of nanosystems that have been applied to the arenas of atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology. Expand
BioMEMS devices for drug delivery
The ability to generate two-dimensional and three-dimensional material constructs accurately and reproducibly using MEMS may lead to substantial advances over conventional drug delivery systems. Expand
Bioresorbable scaffold technologies.
This review will discuss the emerging need for BRS, the theoretical advantages of this new technology over current generation metallic DES, the status of the currently available BRS and future perspectives of this rapidly progressing technology. Expand
Increased endothelial cell adhesion on plasma modified nanostructured polymeric and metallic surfaces for vascular stent applications
Material and a versatile surface modification process that can potentially increase endothelialization faster than current unmodified (conventional) polymer and metallic vascular materials are provided. Expand
Insights into Atherosclerosis Using Nanotechnology
This review highlights recent progress in utilizing nanotechnology for the clinical management of atherosclerosis, drawing upon recent preclinical studies relevant to diagnosis and treatment of the plaque and promising future applications. Expand