Biotechnology - The Science and the Business

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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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Contents

Managing a biotechnology business
11
Financing biotechnology companies
27
Biotechnology startups
47
Paradigms in collision
59
Public perceptions of biotechnology
89
Addendum The introduction of transgenic foods in Europe
103
The regulation of biotechnology in the United States
113
George B Rathmann
126
Fermentation and immobilised cells
307
New Materials
351
A marriage of biochemistry and microelectronics
367
Biochips
387
Applications of biotechnology to agriculture
461
Insecticides fungicides and herbicides
497
The impact of biotechnology on the food industry
515
The flavour and fragrance industry
533

Communication
133
Development of a novel technology in a corporate environment
147
Protein engineering
155
Fermentation technology bioprocessing scaleup and manufacture
177
Director and General Manager Biotreatment Ltd 5 Chiltern
219
Feedstocks
223
Process economics
237
The established industries
261
Waste treatment and pollution cleanup
563
Biomass
579
Oil production and processing
595
Metal recovery and processing
623
Microbiological desulphurisation of coal
639
The application of molecular genetic techniques in forensic science
649
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Derek G. Springham (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, UK) (Edited by), Vivian Moses (King's College, University of London, London, UK) (Edited by), Ronald E. Cape (Ronald Cape Biotechnology Investments, San Francisco, CA, US) (Edited by)

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