As the field of medical biotechnology grows with new products and discoveries, so does the need for a holistic view of biotechnology in medicine. Biotechnology in Medical Sciences fulfills that need by delivering a detailed overview of medical biotechnology as it relates to human diseases and epidemiology, bacteriology and antibiotics, virology and vaccines, immunology and monoclonal antibodies, recombinant DNA technology and therapeutic proteins, stem cell technology, tissue engineering, molecular diagnostics and forensic science, gene therapy, synthetic biology and nanomedicine, pharmacogenomics, bioethics, biobusiness and intellectual property rights, and career opportunities.
Organized to follow the chronology of major medical biotechnology research, breakthroughs, and events, this first-of-its-kind text:
- Covers all aspects of medical biotechnology, from labs to clinics and basic to advanced applications
- Describes historical perspectives and modern discoveries in medical biotechnology
- Explains how various biotechnology products are used to treat and prevent disease
- Discusses the tools and techniques currently employed in medical biotechnology
- Includes a bibliography at the end of each chapter to encourage further study
Complete with colorful illustrations and examples, Biotechnology in Medical Sciences provides a comprehensive yet accessible treatment of this growing field.
About the Author
Firdos Alam Khan holds a doctoral degree from Nagpur University, India. He possesses over 20 years of research and teaching experience gained from his service at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA; Reliance Life Sciences, Mumbai, India; and Manipal University, Dubai, UAE―where he is currently a professor and chairperson of the School of Life Sciences.
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