Technology and Innovation promises new focus on academic invention and translational research

August 26, 2010

The inaugural issue of the newly-renamed journal, Technology and Innovation - Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, makes its debut with new editorship, a new editorial board, and a new focus on innovation while honoring academic invention. The National Academy of Inventors, founded at the University of South Florida (USF), edits the re-vamped journal with a plan to cover applied advances in translational science and technology. The editorial board is comprised of both NAI members and non-members.

"Translational technology is more important than ever," said journal co-editor Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD, executive vice president for health sciences, and executive dean of the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. "It is the engine that will drive 21st century economies. The thousands of academic inventors on campuses and in laboratories around the globe are coming up with scientific and technology breakthroughs that will aid us in everything from saving lives, to creating jobs, to making the world safer, more productive and with a sustainable future."

A patent is the mark of a "true inventor," said Dr. Federoff, and patents on new technology are key to a better world.

According to journal co-editor Paul R. Sanberg, PhD, DSc, senior associate vice president for research and innovation at the University of South Florida, and founder and president of the National Academy of Inventors, the re-vamped journal will solicit research articles, review articles, commentaries, discussions (including editorials and letters to the editors), patent reviews and book reviews.

"All contributions will be peer reviewed and contributors may be NAI members or nonmembers," noted Dr. Sanberg. "Contributions will span descriptions of advances in translational science and technology, critical assessments, the economics and policy issues related to intellectual property, and articles on the historical, social and ethical aspects of science, medicine or engineering written for a science community."

Articles appearing in the inaugural issue of Technology and Innovation include: innovations in the use of biomaterials for treating brain diseases; creating customer value through innovation; ethics research for emerging technologies; a discussion of the Bilski v. Kappos patent case; nanosystems utilizing 3-dimensional integration; and removing pharmaceuticals from wastewater. "Owing to the broad nature of the applied sciences, our authors are guided by the interests of our readers, who are likely to be knowledgeable scholars," concluded Dr. Federoff.
The National Academy of Inventors recognizes and encourages academic inventors who have a patent issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,, enhances the visibility of university technology and academic innovation, honors academic invention, encourages the disclosure of intellectual property, educates and mentors innovative students, and encourages the translation of the inventions of its members to benefit society. Website: Technology and Innovation is published by Cognizant Communication Corporation ( and is available online at

The editorial offices of Technology and Innovation are located at the University of South Florida, Office of Research & Innovation, 3702 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 175, Tampa, Florida, 33612. Tel: (813) 974-3181. Email

University of South Florida (USF Health)

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