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Biotechnology the Science, the Products, the Government, the Business

Biotechnology the Science, the Products, the Government, the Business

The over-riding premise for biotechnology in this book is bringing novel products to market to substantially advance patient care and disease mitigation. Biotechnology, over its relatively brief existence of 40 years, has experienced a mercurial growth. The vast educational need for biotechnology information in this rapidly burgeoning field is a basic rationale here. However a more prominent underpinning is that, bringing biotech products to market for patient care involves success in the following four areas of engagement simultaneously - scientific advances for healthcare technologies, novel and varied products for untreated diseases, regulatory authorities, and biotech companies. Features Comprehensive coverage of biotechnology science topics used in development and manufacturing Addresses all the scientific technologies within biotechnology responsible for products on the market and the pipeline Presents business issues such as marketing and sales of the products, as well as companies engaged, and how biotech business has evolved

Trends in Quorum Sensing and Quorum Quenching New Perspectives and Applications

Trends in Quorum Sensing and Quorum Quenching New Perspectives and Applications

The book on Trends in Quorum Sensing and Quorum Quenching: New Perspectives and Applications focuses on the recent advances in the field of quorum sensing in bacteria and the novel strategies for quorum sensing inhibition. The topics covered are multidisciplinary and wide ranging from quorum sensing phenomenon in pathogenic bacteria, food spoilers and agriculturally relevant bacteria. The potential application of quorum sensing inhibitors including small molecules, bioactives, natural compounds and quorum quenching enzymes in controlling bacterial infections, in aquaculture and biofouling are also discussed. Special focus is given to exploring quorum sensing inhibitors from microbes and flora inhabiting biodiversity rich regions including tropical rain forests, various tropical soils and oceans. Key features: Covers the fundamental aspects and the progresses and the challenges in the field and the future trend Reviews quorum sensing in gram positive and gram negative bacteria of clinical, agricultural and industrial relevance Discusses the application of quorum sensing inhibitors from lab to clinical and environmental settings Provides comprehensive coverage on bacterial signaling mechanism V. Ravishankar Rai earned his MSc and PhD from the University of Mysore, India. Currently, Dr. Rai is working in the Department of Studies in Microbiology, University of Mysore, India. He has been awarded fellowship of UNECSO Biotechnology Action Council, Paris (1996) to visit Murdoch University, Perth, Indo-Israel Cultural Exchange Fellowship (1998), Biotechnology Overseas fellowship, Government of India (2008), Indo-Hungarian Exchange fellowship to visit Budapest (2011) and Bilateral Exchange Fellowship by Indian National Academy of Sciences to visit Turkey (2016). He was invited by Academia Sinica, Taiwan as Visiting Fellow (2010). He received Incoming fellowship from Cardiff University, United Kingdom (2017). Recently, he was invited by Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research, Mauritius (2018). He has been awarded Bilateral Exchange Fellowship by Indian National Academy of Sciences to visit Germany (2019), Eric Ojala fund International Travel Fellowship to visit Massey University (2019) and Cambridge-Hamied Visiting Lecture Scheme (2020). Jamuna A Bai has completed her MSc and PhD in Microbiology from University of Mysore, India. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor in JSS Academy of Higher Education Research, India. She has previously worked as Research Associate in UGC sponsored University with Potential Excellence Project and ICMR Senior Research Fellow in University of Mysore, India. Her research interest includes food safety, role of quorum sensing and biofilms in food-related bacteria and developing quorum-sensing inhibitors. She is presently working on antimicrobial application of functionalized nanomaterials against pathogens.

Gene and Cell Therapies Market Access and Funding

Gene and Cell Therapies Market Access and Funding

Author: Eve Hanna, Mondher (Aix Marseille University, France) Toumi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2020

The major advances in the field of biotechnology and molecular biology in the 21st century have led to a better understanding of the pathophysiology of several diseases. A new generation of biopharmaceuticals has emerged including a wide and heterogeneous range of innovative cell and gene therapies. These therapies aim to prevent or treat chronic or serious life-threatening diseases, previously considered incurable. This book describes the evolution and adaptation of the regulatory environment to assess these therapies in contrast with the resistance of HTA agencies and payers to acknowledge the specificity of cell and gene therapies and the need of adaptation of existing decision-making frameworks. This book provides insights on the learnings from current cell and gene therapies experience (regulatory approval, HTA and market access), policy changes required to enhance patient access to these therapies and future trends. Key Features: Describes the potential change of treatment paradigm and the specificity of cell and gene therapies including the gradual move from repeated treatment administration to one single administration with potential for a definite cure. Highlights the challenges at HTA level. Discusses the affordability of future cell and gene therapies and the possible challenges for health insurance systems. Provides potential solutions to address these challenges and ensure patient access to innovation while maintaining the sustainability of health care systems.

Gene and Cell Therapies Market Access and Funding

Gene and Cell Therapies Market Access and Funding

Author: Eve Hanna, Mondher (Aix Marseille University, France) Toumi Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/05/2020

The major advances in the field of biotechnology and molecular biology in the 21st century have led to a better understanding of the pathophysiology of several diseases. A new generation of biopharmaceuticals has emerged including a wide and heterogeneous range of innovative cell and gene therapies. These therapies aim to prevent or treat chronic or serious life-threatening diseases, previously considered incurable. This book describes the evolution and adaptation of the regulatory environment to assess these therapies in contrast with the resistance of HTA agencies and payers to acknowledge the specificity of cell and gene therapies and the need of adaptation of existing decision-making frameworks. This book provides insights on the learnings from current cell and gene therapies experience (regulatory approval, HTA and market access), policy changes required to enhance patient access to these therapies and future trends. Key Features: Describes the potential change of treatment paradigm and the specificity of cell and gene therapies including the gradual move from repeated treatment administration to one single administration with potential for a definite cure. Highlights the challenges at HTA level. Discusses the affordability of future cell and gene therapies and the possible challenges for health insurance systems. Provides potential solutions to address these challenges and ensure patient access to innovation while maintaining the sustainability of health care systems.

Phytomedicine Research and Development

Phytomedicine Research and Development

Author: Parimelazhagan Thangaraj Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2020

Phytomedicine has become more important and gained constant improvement today for the betterment of health. Herbal medicine plays a significant role in the development of new drugs, contrary to the modern medicinal systems. For more than a decade, there has been a drastic improvement in phytomedicine across the world. This growth has reached a higher level in development by pharmaceutical industries everywhere. People have drifted toward herbal medication and practices for their food and health care. Therefore, in order to create abundant interest in the research of phytosciences, this book is one of the better reference tools. The bioactive compounds in plants need to be explored to know the scientific value and therapeutic properties of the medicinal plants against many diseases. This book contains chapters that are relevant to the advanced research in herbal medicines and will enlighten readers to the importance of medicinal plants as daily sources of nutrition and cures for diseases. This book highlights the unique features of the plants that have not been studied so far for their therapeutic potential. To prove the efficacy of medicinal plants, they have to be studied, examined, and scientifically verified. Hence, this book will better serve the researchers working under different aspects of phytomedicine. Features * The information provided through scientific validation is useful to study the pharmacological activity of herbals and their administration in the modern era. * The readers can find clear understanding in the research and development of phytopharmaceutical drugs. * The ideas incorporated in each chapter reveal the knowledge gained in studying the biological activities of the compounds present in the plant, which are indeed most worthy for the development of drugs. * The harvesting of new ideology toward modern scientific technologies that are employed in the field of pharmacological research.

Recent Advancement in Prodrugs

Recent Advancement in Prodrugs

Author: Kamal Shah Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2020

Recent Advancement in Prodrugs Drugs used as medicines have many limitations like low chemical stability, aqueous solubility, or oral absorption/bioavailability, rapid presystemic metabolism, toxicity, inadequate site specificity, or poor patient acceptance/compliance (unwanted adverse effects, unacceptable taste or odor, irritation or pain). Prodrugs design is an approach to overcome these limitations. Key features Covers recent advancements in development of prodrugs Presents balanced synthesis and applications of prodrug chemistry Discusses broad spectrum of prodrug categories and outlines industrial applications Reviews prodrugs in cancer nanomedicine, its therapy and treatment Elucidates mathematical models to study the kinetics of prodrugs This book covers recent advances in the design of prodrugs. It contains all the significant recent examples of prodrug chemistry developments and will aid academics and researchers seeking to generate new projects in the field.

Pharmaceutical Drug Product Development and Process Optimization Effective Use of Quality by Design

Pharmaceutical Drug Product Development and Process Optimization Effective Use of Quality by Design

Author: Sarwar Beg Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2020

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are constantly facing quality crises of drug products, leading to an escalating number of product recalls and rejects. Due to the involvement of multiple factors, the goal of achieving consistent product quality is always a great challenge for pharmaceutical scientists. This volume, Pharmaceutical Drug Product Development and Process Optimization: Effective Use of Quality by Design, addresses this challenge by using the Quality by Design (QbD) concept, which was instituted to focus on the systematic development of drug products with predefined objectives to provide enhanced product and process understanding. This volume presents and discusses the vital precepts underlying the efficient, effective, and cost-effective development of pharmaceutical drug products. It focuses on the adoption of systematic quality principles of pharmaceutical development, which is imperative in achieving continuous improvement in end-product quality and also leads to reducing cost, time, and effort, while meeting regulatory requirements. .

Healing Plants of Nigeria Ethnomedicine and Therapeutic Applications

Healing Plants of Nigeria Ethnomedicine and Therapeutic Applications

Author: Anselm Adodo, Maurice M. Iwu Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2020

Healing Plants of Nigeria: Ethnomedicine and Therapeutic Applications offers comprehensive information on the use of herbal medicines in West Africa. Combining an evidence-based, ethnobotanical perspective with a pharmacological and pharmaceutical approach to phytomedicine, the book bridges the gap between the study of herbal plants' pharmacological properties and compounds for the development of clinical drugs and community-oriented approaches emphasizing local use. It demonstrates how the framework of African traditional medicine can be preserved in a contemporary clinical context. The book outlines history and beliefs surrounding the use of herbs traditionally used by the local population alongside their application in contemporary phytotherapy in Nigeria and West Africa. It features a critical assessment of the scientific rationale of these plants' use in ethnomedicine and offers a composite catalogue of phytotherapeutic and wellness agents, detailing the safety profile, efficacy, and scientific integrity of plants used to treat diseases and optimize health. Features: * An ethnobatonical survey containing over 200 full color photographs of Nigerian and West African plants. * A unique combination of ethnobotany and pharmacognosy, bridging the divide between pharmaceutical and community-oriented approaches in herbal medicine research. * Contextual discussion of therapeutic potentials of Nigerian herbal medicine. * Offers a template which can be used to separate the superstitious aspects of ethnomedicine from culturally inherited deposits of knowledge. A handbook for herbal and natural medicine practitioners, the book is aimed at African thinkers, scientists, healthcare providers and students of pharmacology and ethnomedicine.

Structural Biology in Drug Discovery Methods, Techniques, and Practices

Structural Biology in Drug Discovery Methods, Techniques, and Practices

Author: Jean-Paul Renaud Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2020

With the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of structure-based drug discovery and using experimental and computational approaches, this book covers principles, methods, applications, and emerging paradigms of structural biology as a tool for more efficient drug development. Presents the benefits, limitations, and potentiality of novel techniques in the field, like complex crystallization, X-ray diffraction, NMR, mass spectrometry, and computational chemistry Assesses macromolecular structures with experimental, analytical, and therapeutic approaches to reveal a successful, multidisciplinary perspective to drug development Includes detailed chapters on concepts, like protein dynamics, structure-based chemogenomics and polypharmacology, and fragment-based drug design Illustrates advances in biomolecular targeting using case studies and emerging examples: epigenetic proteins, HCV inhibitors, HIV-1 inhibitors, ribosomes, and antibodies

GLP Quality Audit Manual

GLP Quality Audit Manual

Author: Milton A. Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Designed to enable readers to plan and execute their own audits, this comprehensive guide presents both discussions and practical applications related to establishing a GLP QA unit and performing effective GLP audits. The first section provides the foundation of information needed for designing and initiating a Good Laboratory Practice quality assurance program. Section II contains ready-to-use audit checklists and regulatory references that are in accordance with the most recent regulations. Section III illustrates with examples the document requirements of the Quality Assurance Unit and provides a clear understanding of its function. Section IV comprises the full texts of the relevant standards and regulations along with the Principles of Good Laboratory Practice.

Treatise on Controlled Drug Delivery Fundamentals-optimization-applications

Treatise on Controlled Drug Delivery Fundamentals-optimization-applications

Author: Agis F. Kydonieus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

An introductory but detailed treatise which includes some 1,000 references and solved examples and end-of-chapter problems, making it useful to both students and practitioners. The pharmokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and biological and biopharmaceutical parameters pertinent to each route of administra

Automation Applications in Bio-pharmaceuticals

Automation Applications in Bio-pharmaceuticals

Author: George Buckbee, Joseph Alford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2020

This book is a guide for engineers and designers new to the field of bio-pharmaceutical process control. For the experienced automation professional, this book outlines the unique design and application issues for the bio-pharmaceutical industry. For those already familiar with this industry, the book provides specific advice for automating these processes.The major topics include: background on bio-pharmaceutical industry, economics, and processes; selection of instrumentation, valves, and hardware; automation applications; batch process control; Process Analytical Technology (PAT); regulatory and validation concerns; and, advanced technology applications.In each section, the authors have included theory, practice, and practical insights into the design and application of automation for the bio-pharmaceutical industry. This book will help the engineer or designer build upon the experience of others, avoid costly design mistakes, and improve process control performance.