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Biotechnology - the Science and the Business

Edited By: Derek G Springham and Vivian Moses

Gordon & Breach

Paperback | Dec 1999 | Edition: 2 | #98972 | ISBN: 9057024071
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | Edition: 2 | #98971 | ISBN: 9057024063
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About this book

Biotechnology has not stood still since 1991 when the first edition of Biotechnology - The Science and the Business was published. It was the first book to treat the science and business of technologyas an integrated subject and was well received by both students of biotechnology and business professionals. All chapters in this second edition have been updated and revised and some new chapters have been introduced, including one covering the use of molecular genetic techniques in forensic science. The book is a collection of contributions, by experts in their respective fields, that provides a realistic balance of science and business. A wide range of biotechnologies is included, covering such diverse fields as pesticides, the flavor and fragrance industry, oil production, fermentation and protein engineering to name but a few. On the business side, subjects include managing, financing, and regulation of biotechnology, both in Europe and the USA. Some knowledge of the science behind the technologies is assumed, as well as a layperson's view of buying and selling. As with the first edition, it is expected that this book will be of interest to biotechnology undergraduates, postgraduates and those working in the industry, along with students of business, economics, intellectual property law and communications.


Section I. Matters of Business: Managing a Biotechnology Business1. Financing Biotechnology Companies 2. Biotechnology Startups 3. Patents: Paradigms in Collision 4.Intellectual Property and Technical Know-How Public Perceptions of Biotechnology 5. The Regulation of Biotechnology in the United States 6. The Regulation of Biotechnology in Europe 7. CommunicationSection II. Underlying Technologies and Economics: Polymerase Chain Reaction Development of a Novel Technology in a Corporate Environment8. Protein Engineering 9. Fermentation Technology, Bioprocessing, Scale-up and Manufacture 10.. Feedstocks 11. Process EconomicsSection III. Biotechnology and Industry: The Established Industries12. Industrial Chemicals: Fermentation and Immobilised Cells 13. Industrial Enzymes 14. New Materials15. Biosensors

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