Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Drug Discovery and Clinical Applications

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Drug Discovery and Clinical Applications

Editor(s): Oliver Kayser, Rainer H. Müller

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

Print ISBN: 9783527305544

Online ISBN: 9783527602414

DOI: 10.1002/3527602410

About this Book

With its focus on industrial pharmaceutical research, written by international experts from the industry, this book fills in a gap in the existing literature. It reflects the combination of such pharmaceutical interests as drug delivery, drug targeting, quality and safety management, drug approval and regulation, patenting issues and biotechnology fundamentals.
Thus it provides practitioners in pharmaceutical biotechnology with all the relevant information from the shelf.
The first part offers a comprehensive survey and review of the rapidly increasing array of biopharmaceuticals derived from the molecular biological approaches now widely available. This is followed by an extra section devoted to the very critical patenting and drug regulation issues. The whole is rounded off by detailed monographs of biotechnologically developed drugs that are already on the market.

With a foreword of by Robert Langer, Kenneth J Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2002, he received the Charles Stark Draper Prize, the highest recognition for an engineer. Professor Langer is member of all three national academies - the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences:
"The book attempts to provide a balanced view of the biotechnological industry and the number of experts from industry sharing their knowledge and experience with the audience gives the book an outstanding value. All contributors provide with each chapter an up-to-date review on key topics in pharmaceutical biotechnology.
This work is not only a valuable tool for the industrial expert but also for all pharmacists and scientists from related areas who wish to work with biotech drugs."

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction to Concepts and Technologies in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

    1. Chapter 2

      Procaryotic and Eucaryotic Cells in Biotech Production (pages 9–33)

      Dr. Stefan Pelzer, Prof. Dr. Dirk Hoffmeister, Prof. Dr. Irmgard Merfort and Prof. Dr. Andreas Bechthold

  2. Part II: Industrial Development and Production Process

  3. Part III: Therapeutic Proteins – Special Pharmaceutical Aspects

  4. Part IV: Biotech 21 – Into the Next Decade

    1. Chapter 13

      Somatic Gene Therapy – Advanced Biotechnology Products in Clinical Development (pages 231–247)

      Matthias Schweizer, Egbert Flory, Carsten Muenk, Prof. Dr. Klaus Cichutek and Dr. Uwe Gottschalk

    2. Chapter 16

      Sculpturing the Architecture of Mineralized Tissues: Tissue Engineering of Bone from Soluble Signals to Smart Biomimetic Matrices (pages 281–297)

      Dr. Ugo Ripamonti, Dr. Lentsha Nathaniel Ramoshebi, Dr. Janet Patton, June Teare, Thato Matsaba and Louise Renton

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