Animal cell culture: a practical approach

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IRL Press at Oxford University Press, 1992 - Medical - 329 pages
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Animal Cell Culture: A Practical Approach has sold over 10,000 copies since its publication in 1986, and remains one of the most popular titles in the series. This new edition takes account of the progress that has been made in the field. Although the basic principles remain the same,significant advances have been made in areas such as serum-free media, scale-up, and flow cytometry. As these techniques have developed as tools for the cell biologist, their availability to the non-specialist has also increased dramatically. Use of the tetrazolium salt MTT as a colorimetricindicator of viability has made a considerable impact on cytotoxity assay, and DNA fingerprinting has revolutionized the identification of individual cell strains. These, and other developments in the techniques described have made this new edition essential. The emphasis remains on presentingtechniques in a readily accessible form, with detailed protocols given throughout. This volume will be of use to researchers involved in both biological research and the commercial exploitation of animal cell culture.

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Introduction to basic principles
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Preparation
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Towards serumfree chemically defined
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GORDANA VUNJAK-NOVAKOVIC, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, New York. She is the author of more than 125 papers and twenty-five book chapters on biotechnology, biomechanics, orthopedics, and tissue engineering.

R. IAN FRESHNEY, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Oncology and Applied Pharmacolgy at the University of Glasgow. He is the author or editor of numerous books and a world-renowned expert on cell culture technique.

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