New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : BIOMICROFLUIDICS.
From the AIP website for the journal:
“Biomicrofluidics is an online-only journal from AIP Publishing designed to rapidly disseminate research that elucidates fundamental physicochemical mechanisms associated with microfluidic, nanofluidic, and molecular/cellular biophysical phenomena in addition to novel microfluidic and nanofluidic techniques for diagnostic, medical, biological, pharmaceutical, environmental, and chemical applications. As of 2013, Biomicrofluidics is the top non-review fluid physics journal indexed by Thomson Reuters.
“Research areas include, but are not limited to:
- Microfluidic and nanofluidic actuation (electrokinetics, acoustofluidics, optofluidics, and magnetic Hall effect devices)
- Biophysical transport and characterization (DNA, single protein, ion channel and membrane dynamics, cell motility and communication mechanisms, electrophysiology, and patch clamping)
- Wetting, nano-rheology, and droplet platforms (capillary wicking, surface patterning, digital droplet platforms, surface acoustic waves)
- Molecular and bioparticle sorting, manipulation, and transfection (di/electrophoresis, magnetic beads, optical traps, electroporation)
- Genomic and proteomic analysis (rapid gene sequencing, protein arrays, carbohydrate arrays, and microRNA profiling)
- Cell culture, manipulation and analysis (single cell assays, plasma separation, stem cell transfection, tumor cell isolation)
- Biosensors (immuno-, nano-reporter, molecular beacon, FRET, aptamer, nanopore, plasmonic, and Raman sensors)
- Pathogen detection and point-of-care diagnostics (molecular diagnostics, polymer biochips, paper-based assays, hybrid designs)
- Drug delivery and discovery platforms (high throughput screening platforms, biomarker/pathway discovery, gene/cell therapy)
- Biomaterials synthesis and tissue engineering ( flow focusing, nanofiber electrospinning , hydrogel scaffolds, wearable sensors)
- Fuel and solar cells (biofuel cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, direct methanol fuel cells, energy harvesting devices)
“With a primary focus on high-quality, original research articles, the journal also will organize special sections that will help elucidate and define specific challenges unique to the interdisciplinary field of biomicrofluidics.”
Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2007) to present.