Modern Biotechnology: Connecting Innovations in Microbiology and Biochemistry to Engineering Fundamentals
August 2009, ©2009
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The only up-to-date textbook on biotechnology, Modern Biotechnology: Connecting Innovations in Microbiology and Biochemistry to Engineering Fundamentals is now available from Wiley-Blackwell. This book provides readers with a much-needed introduction to the subject, connecting the latest innovations in this area to key engineering fundamentals. With an unmatched level of coverage, Modern Biotechnology prepares a wide range of readers for the practical application of biotechnology in biopharmaceuticals, biofuels, and other bioproducts.
Taking a practical, applications-based approach, the authors explore biotechnology, presenting discussions of important fundamentals in biology, biochemistry, and engineering with relevant case studies showing how technology applications like cellular and biomolecular processes are used in solving problems in manufacturing. These processes are used in a great many important applications, such as creating drugs and vaccines, engineering genes, cloning organisms, producing degradable plastics, and developing microbes to clean up hazardous waste.
Modern Biotechnology is a unique resource for the next generation of biotech innovators. It presents a much-needed window on biotechnology for process engineers and scientists in the chemical, biochemical, bioproducts and biofuel industries and provides a valuable tool for advanced technology programs with a need for trained operators and process engineers involved in the manufacture of both biotherapeutics and bioproducts. Modern Biotechnology is “a good perspective on current commercial practices by a well-regarded author” - Dr Wilson, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston.
Modern Biotechnology presents students in science, engineering, or technology with an introductory background in how biology is applied to industrial manufacture of biopharmaceuticals and bio-based products. The text includes a brief historical perspective and economic rationale on the impact of regulation on biotechnology production, as well as chapters on biotechnology in relation to metabolic pathways and microbial fermentations, enzymes and enzyme kinetics, metabolism, biological energetics, metabolic pathways, nucleic acids, genetic engineering, recombinant organisms and the production of monoclonal antibodies. The text is arranged into fourteen sections, reflecting a typical 16-week semester course. Recommended for adoption, Modern Biotechnology “contains materials that are lacking in textbooks currently available” - Dr. Lee, Chemical Engineering, Auburn University.
Bioproducts and Biofuels
Modeling and Simulation
Genetic Engineering: DNA, RNA, and Genes
Genomes and Genomics