Biotechnology Annual Review


  • M. Raafat El-Gewely, Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Medical Biology, University of Tromso, Norway

Biotechnology is a diverse, complex and rapidly evolving field. Students and experienced researchers alike face the challenges of staying on top of developments in their field of specialty and maintaining a broader overview of the field as a whole. Volumes containing competent reviews on a diverse range of topics in the field fulfill the dual role of broadening and updating biotechnologists’ knowledge. The current volume is an excellent example of such a book. The topics covered range from classical issues in biotechnology - such as, recent advances in all-protein chromophore technology- to topics that are focused on coencapsulation of hepatocytes and bone marrow cell. The information presented in this book will therefore will be of great value to both experienced biotechnologists and biotechnologists in training.
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Researchers in life science and biotechnology fields.


Book information

  • Published: August 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52724-0

Table of Contents

Foreword- Physical Biology: The Next 50 Years (Ahmed Zewail, NSF Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA)1. Emerging options in protein bioseparation2. Recent advances in all-protein chromophore technology 3. Putting the ‘Ome’ in Lipid Metabolism4. Trends in the Development and Application of Functional Biomembrane Surfaces5. Coencapsulation of hepatocytes and bone marrow cells: in-vitro and in-vivo studies 6. Inhibitors of Signal Transduction Protein Kinases as Targets for Cancer Therapy7. Molecularly imprinted materials as advanced excipients for drug delivery systems8. Glucocorticoid Action and the Development of Selective Glucocorticoid Receptor Ligands9. Recent Developments in Biodegradable Synthetic Polymers10. Bleaching with Lignin-oxidizing Enzymes 11. Clinical Trial Registries and Clinical Trial Result Posting: New Paradigm for Medical Writers12. Medical Writing Departments in Biopharma Companies: How to Establish a Department