Biotechnological Innovations in Health Care - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750614979, 9781483193847

Biotechnological Innovations in Health Care

1st Edition

Biotechnology by Open Learning

Authors: Yong Zhou
eBook ISBN: 9781483193847
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st April 1991
Page Count: 320
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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.

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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

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About the Author

Yong Zhou

Professor Yong Zhou is a recognized expert in the field of non-linear difference equations and their applications in China. He was Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations over 2007-2011, and is present Guest Editor at Optimization (T&F), Nonlinear Dynamics and Journal of Vibration and Control (Sage), and at Elsevier former Guest Editor of Computers & Mathematics with Applications over 2010-2012 and Applied Mathematics and Computation over 2014-2015.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, P.R. China.

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