Cell immobilisation biotechnology is a multidisciplinary area, shown to have an important impact on many scientific subdisciplines, including biomedicine, pharmacology, cosmetics, food and agricultural sciences, beverage production, industrial and municipal waste treatment, analytical applications, and biologics production. The two volumes on Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology are the result of the editors' intention to collate the extensive and widespread information on fundamental aspects and applications of immobilisation/encapsulation biotechnology into a comprehensive reference work and to provide an overview of the most recent results and developments in this domain. Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology Biotechnology is divided into two volumes. The first volume is dedicated to fundamental aspects of cell immobilisation while the second volume deals with the diverse applications of this technology.
From the contents: Editors' Preface.- 1: Materials for Cell Immobilisation/Encapsulation.- 2: Methods and Technologies for Cell Immobilisation/Encapsulation.- 3: Carrier Characterisation and Bioreactor Design.- 4: Physiology of Immobilised Cells: Experimental Characterisation and Mathematical Modelling.- Index.
From the reviews: "Many volumes have been produced describing what can be done using immobilised cells, but there are fewer that bring together information on the various fundamental aspects of cell immobilisation. This book fills that need more than adequately, providing information both for experts and for newcomers to the field, and should be available in the library of any institution involved in biotechnology. ! The book is pleasingly produced and the ! chapters are easy to read without in any way trivialising their subjects." (Chris Bucke, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Issue 81, 2006)