Biotechnology - The Science and the Business
Derek G. Springham, Vivian Moses, Ronald E. Cape
CRC Press, Aug 24, 1999 - Medical - 686 pages
Biotechnology has not stood still since 1991 when the first edition of Biotechnology - The Science and the Business was published. It was the first book to treat the science and business of technology as an integrated subject and was well received by both students and business professionals. All chapters in this second edition have been updated and revised and some new chapters have been introduced, including one on the use of molecular genetic techniques in forensic science. Experts in the field discuss a range of biotechnologies, including pesticides, the flavor and fragrance industry, oil production, fermentation and protein engineering. On the business side, subjects include managing, financing, and regulation of biotechnology. Some knowledge of the science behind the technologies is assumed, as well as a layperson's view of buying and selling. As with the first edition, it is expected that this book will be of interest to biotechnology undergraduates, postgraduates and those working in the industry, along with students of business, economics, intellectual property law and communications.
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this book is as old as it gets
it talks about the Soviet Union and at some point, it mentions that by the year 2000, new methods will have emerged.like really?
it's 2018 and I have to study this for a test bc our professor told us we need to "get with the times"
like seriously, WHICH TIMES? PREHISTORIC TIMES?
everything I learn in this book is probably obsolete by now.
this is a g8t book on biotechnology .it help to find good concepts on biotechnology can be used byall aage group good educational as well as professional guide
Managing a biotechnology business
Financing biotechnology companies
Intellectual property and technical knowhow
Public perceptions of biotechnology
Addendum The introduction of transgenic foods in Europe
The regulation of biotechnology in Europe
Development of a novel technology in a corporate environment
A marriage of biochemistry and microelectronics
Applications of biotechnology to agriculture
Insecticides fungicides and herbicides
The impact of biotechnology on the food industry
The flavour and fragrance industry
Waste treatment and pollution cleanup
Fermentation technology bioprocessing scaleup and manufacture
The established industries
Fermentation and immobilised cells