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Impact factor: 1.94*
Biotechnology is a peer reviewed journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of biotechnology. Biotechnology Journal with highest impact factor offers Open Access option to meet the needs of authors and maximize article visibility.
Biotechnology is an academic journal providing an opportunity to researchers and scientist to explore the advanced and latest research developments in the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine. The Journal of Biotechnology and Biomaterials is of highest standards in terms of quality and provides a collaborative open access platform to the scientists throughout the world in the field of Biotechnology and Biomaterials. Journal of Biotechnology and Biomaterials is a scholarly Open Access journal and aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on the advanced and very latest research topics.
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Reviewers can download manuscripts and submit their opinions. Editors can manage the whole submission, review, revise & publish process through the editorial manager system. Publishers can see what manuscripts are in the pipeline awaiting publication. A 21 days rapid review process with international peer-review standards and with quality reviewers. E-mail is sent automatically to concerned persons when significant events occur. After publishing articles are freely available through online without any restrictions or any other subscriptions to researchers worldwide.
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Applied Biotechnology is gives the major opportunity to study science on the edge of technology, innovation and even science itself. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology focusses on prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells, relevant enzymes and proteins; applied genetics and molecular biotechnology; genomics and proteomics; applied microbial and cell physiology; environmental biotechnology; process and products and more.
Biomaterials are commonly used in various medical devices and systems such as drug delivery systems, hybrid organs, tissue cultures, synthetic skin, synthetic blood vessels, artificial hearts, screws, plates, cardiac pacemakers, wires and pins for bone treatments, total artificial joint implants, skull reconstruction, and dental and maxillofacial applications. Among various applications, the application of biomaterials in cardiovascular system is most significant. The use of cardiovascular biomaterials (CB) is subjected to its blood compatibility and its integration with the surrounding environment where it is implanted.
Biomaterials are used daily in surgery, dental applications and drug delivery. Biomaterial implant is a construct with impregnated pharmaceutical products which can be placed into the body, that permits the prolonged release of a drug over an extended period of time. A biomaterial may also be an autograft, allograft or xenograft used as a transplant material.
Animal Biotechnology covers the identification and manipulation of genes and their products, stressing applications in domesticated animals. Animals are used in many ways in biotechnology. Biotechnology provides new tools for improving human health and animal health and welfare and increasing livestock productivity. Biotechnology improves the food we eat - meat, milk and eggs. Biotechnology can improve an animal’s impact on the environment.
A biomaterial is any surface, matter, or construct that interacts with biological systems. The biomaterial science is the study of biomaterials. Biomaterials science encloses elements of medicine, biology, chemistry, tissue engineering and materials science. Biomaterials derived from either nature or synthesized in the laboratory using a different typrs of chemicals utilizing metallic components, polymers, ceramics or composite materials. They are oftenly used for a medical application.
Synthetic biology is relating to more than one branch i.e., branch of biology, combining biotechnology, systems biology, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, computer engineering and genetic engineering. The definition of synthetic biology is heavily debated not only among natural scientists but also in the human sciences, arts and politics.
Nanobiotechnology, nanobiology and bionanotechnology are terms that refer to the intersection of nanotechnology and biology. Bionanotechnology and nanobiotechnology serve as blanket terms for various related technologies. This discipline helps to indicate the merger of biological research with various fields of nanotechnology. Concepts enhanced through nanobiology are nanodevices, nanoparticles, and nanoscale phenomena. Nanotechnology uses biological systems as the biological inspirations.
Biocatalysis are used as natural catalysts, like protein enzymes, to perform chemical transformations on organic compounds. Both enzymes that have been more or less isolated and enzymes still residing inside living cells are employed for this task. Since biocatalysis deals with enzymes and microorganisms, it is historically classified separately from "homogeneous catalysis" and "heterogeneous catalysis". However, biocatalysis is simply a heterogeneous catalysis.
Plant biotechnology is a field that involves applying technology on plant life. It is a extensive field that incolves producing new products in a larger faster way, deviating from the conventional way of doing the same. Plant tissue culture is the easiest and the most widely adopted of the biotechnology systems. Plant biotechnology involves the culture of plant tissues (roots, leaves, petioles, stems, inflouresences etc) in artificial media under aseptic conditions. The main disadvantages of plant tissue culture is cost.
Food biotechnology is a process which is used to increase the production, nutritional value, safety, and taste of foods. It benefits the environment by improving crops by using fewer pesticides. In ancient time, replanting done by only corn seeds from the highest yielding and best tasting corn grew each year. This process selected desirable genes and fixed them by growing the seeds of the selected crop year after year.
Agricultural biotechnology is a collection of scientific techniques used to improve plants, animals and microorganisms. Based on an structure and characteristics of DNA, scientists have developed solutions to increase agricultural productivity. Scientists have learned how to move genes from one organism to another. This has been called genetic modification (GM), genetic engineering (GE) or genetic improvement (GI). Regardless of the name, the process allows the transfer of useful characteristics (such as resistance to a disease) into a plant, animal or microorganism by inserting genes from another organism.
A biomolecule is any molecule which is present in living organisms, entails large macromolecules like proteins, lipids, polysaccharides, and nucleic acids, as well as small molecules include primary metabolites, secondary metabolites, and natural products. A common name for this class of material is biological materials. Nucleosides are molecules formed by attaching a nucleobase to a ribose or deoxyribose ring. Nucleosides can be phosphorylated by specific kinases in the cell, producing nucleotides.
In developing countries, application of biotechnology to food processing is an issue of argument and discussions for a long time. Biotechnological study focuse development and improvement of customary fermentation processes. The application of Biotechnology to solve the environmental problems in the environment and in the ecosystems is called Environmental Biotechnology. It is applied and used to study the natural environment.
A biosensor is an analytical device which is used for the detection of an analyte, that combines a biological component with a physicochemical detector. Biosensor reader device with the associated electronics or signal processors are primarily responsible for the display of the results in a user-friendly way. A common example of a commercial biosensor is the blood glucose biosensor, which uses the enzyme glucose oxidase to break blood glucose down.
Industrial or white biotechnology uses enzymes and micro-organisms to make biobased products in sectors like chemicals, food and feed, detergents, paper and pulp, textiles and bioenergy (such as biofuels or biogas). It uses renewable raw materials and is one of the most promising, newest approaches towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Industrial biotechnology application has been proven to make significant contributions towards mitigating the impacts of climate change in these and other sectors.
*Unofficial 2014 Impact Factor was established by dividing the number of articles published in 2012 and 2013 with the number of times they are cited in 2014 based on Google search and the Scholar Citation Index database. If ‘X’ is the total number of articles published in 2012 and 2013, and ‘Y’ is the number of times these articles were cited in indexed journals during 2014 than, impact factor = Y/X