Call for Papers: Special Issue on Biomanufacturing, Flexible Services and Manufacturing JournalSubmission Deadline: September 30, 2021
In recent years, the use of biological systems to produce biomolecules, biomaterials, and medical products has seen rapid growth due to its vast potential and impact. Biopharmaceuticals provide advanced drugs and therapies for a variety of diseases. Biomaterials help develop medical devices with enhanced effectiveness. Biofabrication technologies enable the creation of biologically active products for next-generation medical diagnostics and treatments. While the area holds immense promise, it also presents several challenges. At the process level, the dependence on living cells (whether it is microbes, plant, or animal cells) and the need for specialized handling and equipment introduce challenges related to batch-to-batch variability, stability, and predictability of outcomes. At the system level, scalability and performance prediction are significant challenges. At the supply chain level, long R&D lead times, regulatory requirements, and high costs of failure motivate the need for strategic collaborations and incentive alignment.In this special issue of the Flexible Services and Manufacturing (FSM) Journal, we seek papers introducing new concepts, defining new problems, and developing new empirical and theoretical research that addresses the specific and unique challenges related to biomanufacturing. The special issue includes, but not limited to, the following topics.
Please submit your paper online via http://www.editorialmanager.com/flex/ and use "SI: Biomanufacturing" as the article type. The target print publication date is mid-2022.
The submitted papers must not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed according to the standards of the FSM journal. We will adopt a rapid and fair review process to meet the target publication of the printed issue in mid-2022. Electronic copies of accepted papers will be accessible online soon after their acceptance. Please feel free to contact the editors with any questions.
Submissions may also be eligible for the 2022 Best Young Researcher Paper Award (see attached for details).
Special Issue Editors
Prof. Phil Kaminsky
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
University of California, Berkeley
Prof. Ananth Krishnamurthy
Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore
Prof. Tugce Martagan
Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences
Eindhoven University of Technology
Prof. Rohan Shirwaiker
Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Comparative Medicine Institute
North Carolina State University
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
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