Biotechnological Innovations in Health Care provides insight and information on how modern biotechnology may be applied to produce useful medicinal products. This book begins with a general introduction to biotechnology, summarizing its historical development, possible role in health care, and impact on society. The stages involved in developing and producing a medicinal product and general elements that a licensing file of a biotechnological medicinal product should contain are also deliberated. The rest of the chapters are devoted to several case studies that commences with the initial concept of examining the need for the product followed by product evaluation through discussion of the pre-clinical and clinical trials. This publication is valuable to students and researchers with a basic understanding of restriction enzymes, genetic manipulation procedures and principles underpinning cell fusion technology.
Contents How to Use an Open Learning Text Preface 1 Some Perspectives in Medical Biotechnology 2 Development Stages for Health Care Products 3 Regulatory Affairs 4 Case Study: Human Insulin of rDNA Origin 5 Case Study: Erythropoietin - A Growth Factor Produced by rDNA Technology 6 Case Study: Hepatitis B Vaccines: A Product of rDNA Techniques 7 Case Study: Orthoclone OKT3 - A Therapeutic Antibody Produced by Hybridoma Technology 8 Case Study: A Vaccine for Aujeszky's Disease 9 Case Study: Myoscint - A Monoclonal Antibody Preparation Used for Cardiac Imaging Responses to SAQs Appendices
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
- 1st April 1991
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