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Therapeutic Applications of Adenoviruses

Philip Ng, Nicola Brunetti-Pierri
December 21, 2016

Adenoviruses are double stranded DNA viruses that have been used to study the process of DNA replication. Studies of the mode of action of adenovirally produced tumors in rodents led to the discovery of tumour supressor genes. The adenoviral vector is now the most used vector in clinical gene...

Commercialization Secrets for Scientists and Engineers

Michael Szycher
December 14, 2016

Commercializing a knowledge-based product or service requires a realistic, methodical approach combined with a great deal of perseverance. Commercialization Secrets for Scientists and Engineers serves as a high-level guide to answering key questions and critical issues that confront founding...

Regenerative Medicine Technology: On-a-Chip Applications for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery and Personalized Medicine

Sean V. Murphy, Anthony Atala
December 13, 2016

Miniaturization in the fields of chemistry and molecular biology has resulted in the "lab-on-a-chip." Such systems are micro-fabricated devices capable of handling extremely small fluid volumes facilitating the scaling of single or multiple lab processes down to a microchip-sized format. The...

Microbial Biotechnology: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Pratyoosh Shukla
December 01, 2016

Microbial Biotechnology: An Interdisciplinary Approach covers all aspects of microbial biotechnology, whilst bringing the field of functional foods and microbial bioremediation to the fore. Recounting the interdisciplinary scope of biotechnology and its discoveries, this text presents innovative...

Biohythane: Fuel for the Future

Debabrata Das, Shantonu Roy
November 11, 2016

This book is a novel attempt at describing the fundamental aspects of and advancements in the field of biohythane production. The comprehensive collection of chapters is based on the fundamentals of heterotrophic hydrogen production and consequent methane production technologies. Emphasis is on the...

Clean Room Technology in ART Clinics: A Practical Guide

Sandro C. Esteves, Alex C. Varghese, Kathryn C. Worrilow
November 03, 2016

Regulatory agencies worldwide have issued directives or such requirements for air quality standards in embryology laboratories. This practical guide reviews the application of clean room technology or controlled environments specifically suited for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Units. Its...

Biopolymers for Medical Applications

Juan M. Ruso, Paula V. Messina
October 20, 2016

This book presents an experimental and computational account of the applications of biopolymers in the field of medicine. Biopolymers are macromolecules produced by living systems, such as proteins, polypeptides, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides. Their advantages over polymers produced using...

Handbook of Analysis of Oligonucleotides and Related Products

Jose V. Bonilla, G. Susan Srivatsa
October 19, 2016

Oligonucleotides represent one of the most significant pharmaceutical breakthroughs in recent years, showing great promise as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for malignant tumors, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, viral infections, and many other degenerative disorders. The Handbook of Analysis...

Marine Glycobiology: Principles and Applications

Se-Kwon Kim
September 20, 2016

Marine glycobiology is an emerging and exciting area in the field of science and medicine. Glycobiology, the study of the structure and function of carbohydrates and carbohydrate-containing molecules, is fundamental to all biological systems and represents a developing field of science that has...

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Technology, Third Edition

Laurence J. Street
September 01, 2016

This new edition provides major revisions to a text that is suitable for the introduction to biomedical engineering technology course offered in a number of technical institutes and colleges in Canada and the US. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated with new photos and illustrations which...

Biotechnology Operations: Principles and Practices, Second Edition

John M. Centanni, Michael J. Roy
September 01, 2016

This book describes seven areas in the field of biotechnology operations as practiced by biopharmaceutical firms and nonprofit institutions. Revisions focus upon changes that have occurred in several areas over the past six years, with emphasis on regulatory, biomanufacturing, clinical and...

Marine OMICS: Principles and Applications

Se-Kwon Kim
August 26, 2016

This book provides comprehensive coverage on current trends in marine omics of various relevant topics such as genomics, lipidomics, proteomics, foodomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, nutrigenomics, pharmacogenomics and toxicogenomics as related to and applied to marine biotechnology, molecular...

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