Immobilized Cells: Principles and Applications

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 10, 1987 - Medical - 257 pages
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The preparation and use of immobilized cells are topics of great interest in biotechnology. The range of applications is still expanding. This book gives a coherent overview, illustrated by specific references to carefully selected examples from literature. It includes discussion of the characteristics of immobilized cell preparations and of the types of reactors used, so that it is understandable to both engineers and biologists. Written by experienced teachers, the book uses a simple, direct style. It avoids specialized jargon and is highly readable.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Immobilization methods
8
Cell biology of immobilized cells
19
Prokaryotes
25
Fungi
32
Mammalian cells
40
Production and characterization of cells for use
48
Entrapment encapsulation and retention by membranes
77
Immiscible liquid systems
109
Immobilization by permeable membranes
115
Covalent bonding crosslinking and flocculation of cells
123
Special methods
166
Reactor design and operation
184
Special systems
217
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