Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Wiley VCH (6 Feb. 2004)
Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 2.2 x 24.8 cm
With its focus on industrial pharmaceutical research, written by international experts from the industry, this book fills in a gap in the existing literature. It reflects the combination of such pharmaceutical interests as drug delivery, drug targeting, quality and safety management, drug approval and regulation, patenting issues and biotechnology fundamentals. Thus it provides practitioners in pharmaceutical biotechnology with all the relevant information from the shelf. The first part offers a comprehensive survey and review of the rapidly increasing array of biopharmaceuticals derived from the molecular biological approaches now widely available. This is followed by an extra section devoted to the very critical patenting and drug regulation issues. The whole is rounded off by detailed monographs of biotechnologically developed drugs that are already on the market.