Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering  coverThe Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (JBB) is an international journal devoted to the rapid publication of papers describing original research in the field of biotechnology. JBB encourages and publishes new concepts in technology/methodology that significantly advance the understanding of bioscience and bioengineering and contribute to the development of chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, food, and agricultural industries. The Editorial Committee makes its best efforts to provide expeditious, rigorous and fair peer-review, ensuring the high quality of articles published in JBB.

JBB is published monthly (2 vols. in 12 issues) by the Society for Biotechnology, Japan and distributed outside Japan by Elsevier. Online version is available in ScienceDirect. The journal was first published in 1923, originally being named Jyozogaku Zasshi (in Japanese) and then renamed Hakkokogaku Zasshi (in Japanese) (1944), Journal of Fermentation Technology (1973), and Journal of Fermentation and Bioengineering (1989). It was given the current name in 1999. JBB has established itself as one of the most influential biotechnology journals and is now highly appreciated by scientists throughout the world.

JBB is abstracted/indexed in BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Elsevier BIOBASE/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, ISI Biotechnology Citation Index, and MEDLINE/PubMed.

Print ISSN 1389-1723
Online ISSN 1347-4421
CODEN: JBBIF6
Impact Factor: 2.894 (2020)

Vol. 133 Cover Illustration

Liquid marbles (LMs) have recently shown a great promise as microbioreactors to construct self-supported aqueous compartments for chemical and biological reactions. To expand the potential of LMs as a three-dimensional cell culture platform, they are transformed to redox-responsive hydrogel marbles (HMs). The photograph shows the cellular spheroids formed by culturing human hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HepG2) in HMs.

For more information regarding this work, read the article: Wahyu Ramadhan, Yuki Ohama, Kosuke Minamihata, Kousuke Moriyama, Rie Wakabayashi, Masahiro Goto, Noriho Kamiya, “Redox-responsive functionalized hydrogel marble for the generation of cellular spheroids”, J. Biosci. Bioeng., volume 130, issue 4, pages 416–423 (2020) (Copyright@2022 The Society for Biotechnology, Japan).

 

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