Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Second Edition Hardback
Since the publication of the first edition of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology over a decade ago, a not-so-subtle shift in the meaning of the term "biotechnology" has occurred.
It has come to mean something very specific, namely the development of drug substances with large protein and polypeptide molecules.
These substances can be used as drugs in their own right but may also be used to manipulate cellular DNA in order to produce a required molecule that is believed to have desirable properties in the treatment of a disease.
Accordingly, the second edition of this popular text reflects that change of definition by including new material that explores the development of these protein-based therapeutic substances. See what's new in the Second Edition:Expanded coverage of the formulation of proteinsAdditional information on proteins used as drug delivery systemsDetailed discussion of interactions between proteins and phospholipids Increased information on proteomics and gene therapyExploration of pulmonary administration and oral delivery of proteinsA broad review of vaccinesDiscussion of genetic engineering and genomicsChallenges and issues involved in the development and the production of a drug
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 428 pages, 32 Tables, black and white; 103 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
- Publication Date: 29/08/2005
- Category: Medical microbiology & virology
- ISBN: 9780849318733