Calls for papers


International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology


Special Issue on: "Commercialization of Biomedical Technologies"

Guest Editors:
G. Keller, Xomix Ltd., USA
E. Geisler, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

The goal of this special issue is to present critical issues related to the commercialization of biomedical technologies and the effective strategies that apply these concepts to transform inventions into successful commercial products. This collection of manuscripts will discuss key aspects in the development of a broad range of novel and innovative technologies, including medical devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics.

The emphasis of the special issue is on critical challenges in the commercialization process specifically as they relate to biomedical technologies. Particular emphasis will be placed on examples where innovative solutions to these challenges have resulted in processes and products which impact the healthcare field and patient outcome.

Subject Coverage
Coverage includes but is not limited to the following topics (within the fields of medicine, health, environment, etc.):
  • Prototype development
  • Intellectual property development and asset management
  • Identification and alignment with market trends
  • Optimising academic-industrial-government collaborations
  • Technology transfer and licensing
  • Beta site strategy

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Extended abstract of no more than 3 pages due: October 1st, 2008

Preliminary acceptance/rejection notification: January 15th, 2009

Full paper due: February 15th, 2009

Final acceptance/rejection notification: April 1st, 2009

Camera-ready paper due: May 1st, 2009