Biopharmaceuticals: Biochemistry and Biotechnology
The latest edition of this highly acclaimed textbook, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the science and medical applications of biopharmaceutical products. Biopharmaceuticals refers to pharmaceutical substances derived from biological sources, and increasingly, it is synonymous with ‘newer’ pharmaceutical substances derived from genetic engineering or hybridoma technology.
This superbly written review of the important areas of investigation in the field, covers drug production, plus the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of action together with the biotechnology of major biopharmaceutical types on the market or currently under development. There is also additional material reflecting both the technical advances in the area and detailed information on key topics such as the influence of genomics on drug discovery.
Univ. of Limerick, Ireland. Provides a current overview of the science and applications of biopharmaceutical products. Discusses the latest developments and presents a greater focus on actual commercial products and how they are manufactured. Includes new information on biopharmaceutical drug delivery and how genomics impact the industry. Previous edition: c1998.
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Biopharmaceuticals: Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the science and medical applications of biopharmaceutical products.
Extensively revised and updated, the Second Edition of this highly successful textbook discusses the latest developments in the field, providing a greater focus on actual commercial products and how they are manufactured. Substantial new sections on detailing biopharmaceutical drug delivery and how advances in genomics and proteomics will impact upon (bio)pharmaceutical drug development are also included.
- Provides a balanced overview of the biopharmaceutical industry, including material on key developments in the field.
- Each chapter supplemented with an extensive further reading section
- Aimed at students taking courses in biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, biochemistry, microbiology or medicine
- An ideal reference for those already employed in the (bio)pharmaceutical sector wishing to gain a better overview of the industry.
Reviews of Biopharmace u ticals:
"Biopharmaceuticals: Biochemistry and Biotechnology contain(s) some very useful information and ultimately serves as a comprehensive introduction to both the biopharmaceutical industry and its role within the larger arena of pharmaceuticals. For those new to, or keen to be involved with biopharmaceuticals, the book will undoubtedly provide a solid grounding of not just the technology, but of the industry as a whole."
—Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
"This great compliment of scientific literature, is easy-to-read and understand, up-to-date as well as comprehensive."
"Biopharmaceuticals…is well written and provides an excellent overview of the biotechnology industry…. This book is an excellent and balanced source of information about the biotechnology industry."