Biotechnology for Wellness Industries - New journal launched

IJBWIApril 6, 2012 : Lifescience Global launches the first issue of International Journal of Biotechnology for Wellness Industries. The journal is is devoted to report advanced and novel research related to biotechnology applicable in wellness industries. Coverage includes research on plant, animal and microbial bioactive metabolites used in wellness industries in its wide scope. The journal is edited by Prof. Hesham Ali El Enshasy (UTM, Malaysia) and Prof. Mohamed Roji Sarmidi  (UTM, Malaysia).

Topics highlighted are Natural compounds discovery and processing, food and nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and aroma therapy, bioprocess and fermentation technology, environmental research related to soil wellness and biological control. The journal publishes reviews, full-length original papers, short communications and book reviews. The first issue consist of following articles:


Biotechnology for Wellness Industry: Concepts and Biofactories
Mohamad R. Sarmidi and Hesham A. El Enshasy

Cell-Based Assays in High-Throughput Screening for Drug Discovery
Ru Zang, Ding Li, I-Ching Tang, Jufang Wang and Shang-Tian Yang

Applications of Polyhydroxyalkanoates in the Medical Industry
Christopher J. Brigham and Anthony J. Sinskey

Research Papers

Mass Spectrometry Imaging of the Capsaicin Localization in the Capsicum Fruits
Shu Taira, Shuichi Shimma, Issey Osaka, Daisaku Kaneko, Yuko Ichiyanagi, Ryuzo Ikeda, Yasuko Konishi-Kawamura, Shu Zhu, Koichi Tsuneyama and Katsuko Komatsu

Study of Corylus cornuta Twig Extracts: Antioxidant, Radical Scavenging, Anti-Enzymatic Activities and Cytotoxicity
Mariana Royer and Tatjana Stevanovic

Essential Oil Composition, Antimicrobial Potential, Phytochemical Profile and Toxicity of Essential Oils and Crude Extracts of Sweet Basil Prior and After Flowering
Oumadevi Rangasamy, Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally, Anwar Hussein Subratty and Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Effect of Initial Sugar Concentration on the Production of L (+) Lactic Acid by Simultaneous Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Fermentation of an Agro-Industrial Waste Product of Pineapple (Ananas comosus) Using Lactobacillus casei Subspecies rhamnosus
Carla Araya-Cloutier, Carolina Rojas-Garbanzo and Carmela Velázquez-Carrillo

Short Communication

Microbial Hydroxylation of Yohimbine
Hanan G. Sary and Khaled Y. Orabi


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