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Biotechnology introduces students in science, engineering, or technology to the basics of genetic engineering, recombinant organisms, wild-type fermentations, metabolic engineering and microorganisms for the production of small molecule bioproducts.
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.
Nathan S. Mosier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering at Purdue University. Mosier was also an NSF IGERT PhD Fellow from 2000 2002 at the Innovation Realization Laboratory in Krannert School of Management, and has authored case studies based on commercialization experiences for use in entrepreneurship and/or technology commercialization business school curricula. Michael R. Ladisch, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering at Purdue University, and Chief Technology Officer at Mascoma Corporation, a cellulosic biofuels company. He is coeditor of several books on biotechnology, including Harnessing Biotechnology for the 21st Century and Protein Purification, and is the author of Wiley's Bioseparations Engineering text.