Comprehensive Biotechnology, 2nd edition


  • Murray Moo-Young, University of Waterloo, Canada


  • Michael Butler, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Colin Webb, University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.
  • Antonio Moreira, University of Maryland, Baltimore, U.S.A.
  • Bernard Grodzinski, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
  • Z.F. Cui, Dept. of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.
  • Spiros Agathos, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belguim

The second edition of <em>Comprehensive Biotechnology</em> continues the tradition of the first inclusive work on this dynamic field by presenting up-to-date and essential entries on the principles and practice of biotechnology. The integration of the latest relevant science and industry practice with fundamental biotechnology concepts is presented with entries from internationally recognized world-leaders in their given fields. With two volumes covering basic fundamentals, and four volumes of applications, from environmental biotechnology and safety to medical biotechnology and healthcare, this work serves the needs of newcomers as well as established experts combining the latest relevant science and industry practice in a manageable format.
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"It would be very difficult to thoroughly cover the scope of biotechnology in one book. But this new edition of Comprehensive Biotechnology (1st ed., 1989) accomplishes what the title claims; the six-volume set provides detailed synopses of the applications, instruments, methodologies, and principles of modern biotechnology. Volume 1 provides the science background needed to understand biotechnology; it covers the essential biochemistry, biology, biophysics, chemistry, and computer science used in biotechnology applications and research. An explanation of engineering principles relevant to biotechnology follows in volume 2. The authors focus on engineering concepts appropriate to biotechnology product manufacturing. The third volume builds on the first two volumes in its coverage of biotechnology applications in industry and commodity products, including coverage of food ingredients, clinical products, and specialty chemicals.  Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through professionals."--CHOICE

Available Volumes


Volume 1 Scientific fundamentals of biotechnology (edited by Michael Butler)
Section 1. The biochemical basis
Section 2. The biological basis
Section 3. The genetic basis
Section 4. Systems biology
Section 5. The metabolic basis
Section 6. The biophysical basis
Section 7. The computational basis
Section 8. Analysis and control

Volume 2 Engineering fundamentals of biotechnology (edited by Colin Webb)
Section 1. Underlying principles
Section 2. Upstream processing
Section 3. Bioreactors
Section 4. Bioreactions and bioreactor operation
Section 5. Downstream processing and product recovery
Section 6. Process considerations
Section 7. Other considerations

Volume 3 Industrial biotechnology and commodity products (edited by Antonio Moreira)
Section 1.Bulk commodities (Industrial enzymes; Biofuels and bioenergy; Bio-based chemicals; Biomaterials)
Section 2. Healthcare products
Section 3. Food ingredients
Section 4. Other considerations

Volume 4: Agricultural and related biotechnologies (edited by Bernard Grodzinski)
Section 1.Plant systems
Section 2.Animal systems
Section 3. Food systems
Section 4. Integration of biotechnologies
Section 5. Socio-economic considerations

Volume 5: Medical biotechnology and healthcare (edited by Z.F. Cui)
Section 1. Enabling technology
Section 2. Tissue engineering and stem cell therapy
Section 3. Biopharmaceuticals, in vitro drug testing and drug delivery
Section 4. Artificial organs and life support devices

Volume 6: Environmental biotechnology and safety (edited by Spiros Agathos)
Section 1. Industrial and toxic wastes
Section 2. Municipal wastes
Section 3. Wastes from agriculture, forestry and food processing
Section 4. Other considerations