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Industrial Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

ISBN: 978-3-527-29995-9
393 pages
April 2002
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Description

This volume focuses on pharmaceutical biotechnology as a key area of life sciences. The complete range of concepts, processes and technologies of biotechnology is applied in modern industrial pharmaceutical research, development and production. The results of genome sequencing and studies of biological-genetic function are combined with chemical, micro-electronic and microsystem technology to produce medical devices and diagnostic biochips. A multitude of biologically active molecules is expanded by additional novel structures created with newly arranged gene clusters and bio-catalytic chemical processes.
New organisational structures in the co-operation of institutes, companies and networks enable faster knowledge and product development and immediate application of the results of research and process development.
This book is the ideal source of information for scientists and engineers in research and development, for decision-makers in biotech, pharma and chemical corporations, as well as for research institutes, but also for founders of biotech companies and people working for venture capital corporations.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Organisatorial Structures
Markets and Factors
Biotechnology and Medicine
Drug Discovery
Molecular Pharma-Biotechnology
Research and Development
Pharmaceutical Production
Safety
Environment
Ethics
Companies
Institutes
Networks
Organizations
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Reviews

"...informative and up-to-date, it is an excellent reading material for anyone in the pharmaceutical biotechnology industry." (Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 19, No. 12, December 2002)

"...a useful introduction...provides a significant amount of insight and useful information about a thriving scientific area in which there exist few comprehensive texts." (SIM News, Vol. 53, No. 2, March/April 2003)

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