Biotechnology in Medical Sciences (Hardback)
  • Biotechnology in Medical Sciences (Hardback)

Biotechnology in Medical Sciences (Hardback)

Hardback 495 Pages / Published: 12/06/2014
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As the field of medical biotechnology grows with new products and discoveries, so does the need for a holistic view of biotechnology in medicine. Biotechnology in Medical Sciences fulfills that need by delivering a detailed overview of medical biotechnology as it relates to human diseases and epidemiology, bacteriology and antibiotics, virology and vaccines, immunology and monoclonal antibodies, recombinant DNA technology and therapeutic proteins, stem cell technology, tissue engineering, molecular diagnostics and forensic science, gene therapy, synthetic biology and nanomedicine, pharmacogenomics, bioethics, biobusiness and intellectual property rights, and career opportunities.

Organized to follow the chronology of major medical biotechnology research, breakthroughs, and events, this first-of-its-kind text:

Covers all aspects of medical biotechnology, from labs to clinics and basic to advanced applicationsDescribes historical perspectives and modern discoveries in medical biotechnologyExplains how various biotechnology products are used to treat and prevent diseaseDiscusses the tools and techniques currently employed in medical biotechnologyIncludes a bibliography at the end of each chapter to encourage further study

Complete with colorful illustrations and examples, Biotechnology in Medical Sciences provides a comprehensive yet accessible treatment of this growing field.

Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
ISBN: 9781482223675
Number of pages: 495
Weight: 1247 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 30 mm


"This textbook provides comprehensive coverage of biotechnology as applied to medical sciences. It has a good number of figures that are clearly presented to engage the reader. Each chapter summarises the key researchers in the field and their achievements, which is useful. The chapters on ethics, business, and careers are also valuable sections."
-Dr. Aysha Divan, University of Leeds, UK

"... an abundance of small pills of knowledge that give a broad view of this topic. ... This book not only presents the latest developments in basic biotechnology but also covers other less common aspects."
-Javier Garcia-Castro, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

"If you read this book cover to cover, you will learn a lot about different aspects of biotechnology in medical sciences. The engaged reader will make considerable headway with this book even outside the medical setup. ... [The book] is an anthology of different facets that collectively constitute the field of medical biotechnology."
-Dr. Matin Ahmad Khan, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Jamshedpur, India

"... could be used as an additional book for an undergraduate biotechnology course or as an introductory book for a graduate student or researcher crossing over into medical biotechnology. ... a good reference book for students interested in learning more about medical biotechnology. ... a good introduction for someone not familiar with the field."
-Alexandra Gorgevska, Ph.D, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

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