Fashioned as a high-impact, high-visibility, top-echelon publication, this new ground-breaking journal - TECHNOLOGY - will feature the development of cutting-edge new technologies in a broad array of emerging fields of science and engineering. The content will have an applied science and technological slant with a focus on both innovation and application to daily lives. It will cover diverse disciplines such as health and life science, energy and environment, advanced materials, technology-based manufacturing, information science and technology, and marine and transportations technologies.

From the Editors

Martin Yarmush & Mehmet Toner

Dear Colleague:

We are proud to have been chosen to lead this exciting opportunity for the greater community of applied researchers, applied scientists and engineers worldwide, namely the development of new high-impact journal entitled "TECHNOLOGY".

The motivation for this endeavor is to address the growing frustration among many applied scientists and engineers, who wish to publish their pioneering work in high-impact, interdisciplinary journals. High visibility/ high impact journals, in general, focus on the structure and function of the underlying science, and see technology development and technological innovation as less important. This focus has historically rejected many a Nobel Laureate's critical paper (e.g. Yalow and Berson's Radioimmunoassay, Paul Lautebur's NMR/MRI work, Kary Mullis' PCR paper, just to name a few). Certain clinical journals do provide high impact, but only after all the translational issues have been resolved to fully realize the application in patients. This "Catch-22" plagues applied scientists and engineers in all of today's important disciplines, but especially those working in the fields related to the Life and Health Science and Technology.

This limitation also has a negative impact on the entire process of research transfer and commercialization (or research translation). Such transfer of new, innovative technological ideas is best served by a proper means of publication of the initial scientific breakthrough, where the proof of concept is established and the actual innovation occurs and proceeds. Publication of these important advances tend, in our opinion, to suffer from, on the one hand, non-appreciative policies by the above-mentioned high impact science journals, and on the other hand, from the fact that somewhat less desirable, lower impact journals typically fail to garner adequate attention, and often lead to a lack of adequate funding. The resulting consequences of both constitute a virtual graveyard where many truly innovative ideas are buried.

In response to these growing concerns, which we know many of our esteemed international colleagues share, we are delighted to announce a new, high impact-striving yet inclusive by definition journal, called TECHNOLOGY. In this new journal, we aim to capture all work that is innovative, enabling, transformative, and early in its development with adequate proof of concept. We wish to emphasize the technology and its impact, and are not necessarily concerned if the paper is not "hypothesis driven".

Our publishing partners, Imperial College Press and World Scientific (ICP / WSPC), are fiercely dedicated to making the new TECHNOLOGY journal attain, a high impact factor as soon as possible, an effort which both of us and our colleagues on the Editorial Board intend to support wholeheartedly. This, of course, includes a very aggressive marketing and outreach plan. In this respect, we feel that the global reach and operation of ICP / WSPC, with their special strength in Asian Emerging markets, many of which have become hotbeds of innovation and new technological ideas, make this journal endeavor especially exciting.

Professor Martin "Maish" Yarmush
Founding Director, Center for Engineering in Medicine Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital Paul and Mary Monroe Professor of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering Rutgers University

Professor Mehmet Toner
Founding Director, NIH BioMEMs Resource Center Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology Harvard Medical School

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Latest Research

Health & Life Sciences

Analyzing thoracic cavity gas during pneumothorax treatment to monitor the pneumothorax conditions in real time for updating the treatment strategy: A pilot study

Hui Ma, Wei Jia, Yuechuan Li


Modulating electrolytic tissue ablation with reversible electroporation pulses

Mary Phillips, Narayan Raju, Liel Rubinsky, Boris Rubinsky


A 3D spheroid system to evaluate inhibitors of the ABCG2 transporter in drug uptake and penetration

Sean Curran, Toni-Marie Achilli, Elizabeth Leary, Benjamin T. Wilks, Marguerite M. Vantangoli, Kim Boekelheide, Jeffrey R. Morgan


Fast sorting of CD4+ T cells from whole blood usingglass microbubbles

Chia-Hsien Hsu


Review Article

Microengineered cell and tissue systems for drug screening and toxicology applications: Evolution of in-vitro liver technologies

O. B. Usta, W. J. McCarty, S. Bale, M. Hegde, R. Jindal, A. Bhushan, I. Golberg, M. L. Yarmush


Communication

Quantitative assessments of glycolysis from single cells

Young Shik Shin, Jungwoo Kim, Dazy Johnson, Alex A. Dooraghi, Wilson X. Mai, Lisa Ta, Arion F. Chatziioannou, Michael E. Phelps, David A. Nathanson, James R. Heath


Communication

Microwell arrays reveal cellular heterogeneity during the clonal expansion of transformed human cells

Tim C. Chang, Weiliang Tang, William Jen Hoe Koh, Alexander J.E. Rettie, Mary J. Emond, Raymond J. Monnat, Jr., Albert Folch


Communication

A novel low-volume two-chamber microfabricated platform for evaluating drug metabolism and toxicity

Shyam Sundhar Bale, Gautham Vivek Sridharan, Inna Golberg, Ljupcho Prodanov, William J. McCarty, Osman Berk Usta, Rohit Jindal, Martin L. Yarmush


Stain-less staining for computed histopathology

David Mayerich, Michael J. Walsh, Andre Kadjacsy-Balla, Partha S. Ray, Stephen M. Hewitt, Rohit Bhargava

Advanced Materials

Scaffold-integrated microchips for end-to-end in vitro tumor cell attachment and xenograft formation

Jungwoo Lee, Nathaniel Kohl, Sachin Shanbhang, Biju Parekkadan


"Universal" vitrification of cells by ultra-fast cooling

Yun Seok Heo, Sunitha Nagrath, Alessandra L. Moore, Mahnaz Zeinali, Daniel Irimia, Shannon L. Stott, Thomas L. Toth, Mehmet Toner

Energy & Environment

Micro photosynthetic power cell for power generation from photosynthesis of algae

Mehdi Shahparnia, Muthukumaran Packirisamy, Philippe Juneau, Valter Zazubovich


BioLEGO — a web-based application for biorefinery design and evaluation of serial biomass fermentation

Edward Vitkin, Alexander Golberg, Zohar Yakhini


An economic analysis of bioethanol production from the marine macroalga Ulva (Chlorophyta)

Leor Korzen, Yoav Peled, Shiri Zemah Shamir, Mordechai Shechter, Aharon Gedanken, Avigdor Abelson, Alvaro Israel


Optimizing the production of activated carbon from fast pyrolysis char

B.G. del-Campo, M.D. Morris, D.A. Laird, M.M. Kieffer, R.C. Brown


Biogas to biomethane upgrading by water absorption column at low pressure and temperature

Carlo Pirola, Federico Galli, Claudia L. Bianchi, Flavio Manenti


Long-term Listeria monocytogenes proliferation control in milk by intermittently delivered pulsed electric fields, implications for food security in the low-income countries

Alexander Golberg


Review Article

Switchgrass as a bioenergy feedstock: advances in breeding and genomics research

H.S. Bhandari, A.M. Missaoui, J.H. Bouton, M.C. Saha


Review Article

Perspectives on using pulsed electric field to enhance biogas yield in anaerobic digestion

Uwe Pliquett


Review Article

Toward the zero-emission coal-to-liquids plant

O. B. Usta, W. J. McCarty, S. Bale, M. Hegde, R. Jindal, A. Bhushan, I. Golberg, M. L. Yarmush


Review Article

A novel technology to produce microalgae biomass as feedstock for biofuel, food, feed and more

O. B. Usta, W. J. McCarty, S. Bale, M. Hegde, R. Jindal, A. Bhushan, I. Golberg, M. L. Yarmush


Communication

P. vortex-mediated strategies for polysaccharides decomposition

Tim C. Chang, Weiliang Tang, William Jen Hoe Koh, Alexander J.E. Rettie, Mary J. Emond, Raymond J. Monnat, Jr., Albert Folch


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