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Biomedical Innovations to Combat COVID-19 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323902489

Biomedical Innovations to Combat COVID-19

1st Edition

Editors: Sergio Mendoza Mauricio Garcia Omar Ortega
Paperback ISBN: 9780323902489
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 250
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Biomedical Innovations to Combat COVID-19 provides an updated overview on the development of vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, antiviral materials, and diagnostic methods for the fight against COVID-19. Perspectives on the bioinformatics applications are identified, discussed and enriched with figures and information trees for easy understanding and applicability.

The book is split into 4 sections: introduction, presenting basic virologic and epidemiological aspects of COVID-19; vaccines against COVID-19, discussing their different types and applications used to develop them; antibodies targeting COVID-19, encompassing the use of convalescent plasma, camelid and hybridoma-based antibodies; and diagnostic approaches, covering conventional serologic and immunodiagnostic tests and next generation biosensors.

It is a valuable source for bioinformaticians, biotechnologists and members of biomedical field interested in learning more about how novel technologies can be applied to fasten the eradication of the COVID-19 and similar pandemics.

Key Features

  • Presents updated literature coverage summarizing the most relevant information on COVID-19
  • Written by experts from diverse scientific domains in order to provide readers with a thorough view on the subject
  • Encompasses tables, figures and information trees especially developed for the book in order to condense and highlight key points for quick reference


Biotechnologists; bioinformaticians

Table of Contents

Section I. Introduction
1. Basic virological aspects of SARS-CoV-2
2. Structural aspects of coronaviruses
3. Introduction to the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 epidemiology

Section II. Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19
4. Nucleic acid-based vaccines
5. Particulate vaccines
6. Innovative recombinant protein-based vaccines

Section III. Antibodies targeting SARS-CoV-2
7. Use of convalescent plasma
8. Camelid antibodies
9. Conventional hybridome-based antibodies

Section IV. Diagnostic approaches for SARS-CoV-2
10. Conventional serologic and immunodiagnostic tests
11. Next generation biosensors


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About the Editors

Sergio Mendoza

Sergio Mendoza

Sergio Rosales-Mendoza, PhD, is Professor of Biotechnology with wide experience in vaccine design and genetic engineering. He has published over 120 articles in peer reviewed journals, edited one book, and written two books. His research topics include design of chimeric antigens, mucosal vaccines, plant-made vaccines, and algae-made vaccines.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biotechnology, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Mauricio Garcia

Mauricio Garcia

Mauricio Comas-García, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Biology with more than 12 years of experience studying virus assembly, RNA packaging in single-stranded RNA viruses, and rational design of virus-like-particles. He has published 13 articles in peer reviewed journals and his work has been cited 537 times. His research topics include assembly of RNA viruses, RNA packaging, structural virology, and design of complex virus-like-particle systems for their application in biotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Biology, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Omar Ortega

Omar Ortega

Omar González-Ortega, PhD, is Professor at the Bioprocesses Engineering program holding a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering. His research experience includes bio-separations, nanobiotechnology, and mathematical modeling of chemical and biochemical processes. He has published 35 articles in peer reviewed journals and written one book.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Bioprocesses Engineering, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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