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Bad Blood - Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Paperback): John Carreyrou Bad Blood - Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Paperback)
John Carreyrou 1
R315 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R141 (45%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A New York Times bestseller.

Winner of the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

'Chilling . . . Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men.' New York Times Book Review

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

In Bad Blood, John Carreyrou tells the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

Now to be adapted into a film, with Jennifer Lawrence to star.

Modern Statistics for Modern Biology (Paperback): Susan Holmes, Wolfgang Huber Modern Statistics for Modern Biology (Paperback)
Susan Holmes, Wolfgang Huber
R1,356 Discovery Miles 13 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you are a biologist and want to get the best out of the powerful methods of modern computational statistics, this is your book. You can visualize and analyze your own data, apply unsupervised and supervised learning, integrate datasets, apply hypothesis testing, and make publication-quality figures using the power of R/Bioconductor and ggplot2. This book will teach you 'cooking from scratch', from raw data to beautiful illuminating output, as you learn to write your own scripts in the R language and to use advanced statistics packages from CRAN and Bioconductor. It covers a broad range of basic and advanced topics important in the analysis of high-throughput biological data, including principal component analysis and multidimensional scaling, clustering, multiple testing, unsupervised and supervised learning, resampling, the pitfalls of experimental design, and power simulations using Monte Carlo, and it even reaches networks, trees, spatial statistics, image data, and microbial ecology. Using a minimum of mathematical notation, it builds understanding from well-chosen examples, simulation, visualization, and above all hands-on interaction with data and code.

Ocean Innovation - Biomimetics Beneath the Waves (Hardcover, New): Iain A. Anderson, Julian Vincent, John Montgomery Ocean Innovation - Biomimetics Beneath the Waves (Hardcover, New)
Iain A. Anderson, Julian Vincent, John Montgomery
R3,837 Discovery Miles 38 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Biomimetics is the idea of creating new technologies abstracted from what we find in biology. Ocean Innovation: Biomimetics Beneath the Waves seeks that technological inspiration from the rich biodiversity of marine organisms. Bringing both a biological and engineering perspective to the biomimetic potential of oceanic organisms, this richly illustrated book investigates questions such as: How can we mimic the sensory systems of sea creatures like sharks, sea turtles, and lobsters to improve our ability to navigate underwater? What can we do to afford humans the opportunity to go unnoticed by marine life? How can we diffuse oxygen from water to enable deep diving without the risk of decompression sickness? Each chapter explores an area where we, as divers and technologists, can benefit from understanding how animals survive in the sea, presenting case studies that demonstrate how natural solutions can be applied to mankind's engineering challenges.

Biotechnology and health - South Africa's aspirations in health-related biotechnology (Paperback): J. Chataway, W. James Biotechnology and health - South Africa's aspirations in health-related biotechnology (Paperback)
J. Chataway, W. James
R575 R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Save R77 (13%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

This title brings together some of the greatest minds deliberating on the workings of the full biotechnology value chain - from the point of basic and applied research right through to the point of commercial production. Central to these deliberations is the search for a comprehensive set of solutions that is aimed at mobilising South Africa's biotechnology resources effectively for social and economic growth.

Industrial Applications (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2011): Martin Hofrichter Industrial Applications (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2011)
Martin Hofrichter
R6,715 R5,956 Discovery Miles 59 560 Save R759 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume gives a survey of the state of the art in the traditional fields of industrial mycology as well as of selected novel applications of fungi. The first section deals with the use of fungi in the production and processing of bread, cheese, beer and wine, traditional Asian fermentation products and edible mushrooms. The second section is devoted to the production of fungal metabolites and enzymes representing value-added products. In addition to antibiotics, alkaloids organic acids, vitamins and industrial enzymes, which have successfully been in use for decades, it is also dedicated to fungal metabolites, such as insecticidal and nematicidal compounds, immunosurppressants and flavors with promising biotechnological potential. In the next section, the recent developments in fungal biotransformation of small molecules, the bioconversion of lignocelluloses as well as the use of fungi in metal recovery are presented. The final part introduces some innovative new trends in the field of applied mycology: the preparation of fungal bioherbicides, recent genomic approaches for the identification of biopolymer degrading enzymes, current developments in using oxidative enzymes from fungi as well as new attempts to transfer fungal remediation technologies into practice. Content Level Research

Recombinant Microbes for Industrial and Agricultural Applications (Hardcover): Yoshikatsu Murooka Recombinant Microbes for Industrial and Agricultural Applications (Hardcover)
Yoshikatsu Murooka
R9,555 Discovery Miles 95 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bridging the gap between laboratory observations and industrial practices, this work presents detailed information on recombinant micro-organisms and their applications in industry and agriculture. All recombinant microbes, bacteria, yeasts and fungi are covered.

Large-Scale Mammalian Cell Culture Technology (Hardcover): Lubiniecki Large-Scale Mammalian Cell Culture Technology (Hardcover)
Lubiniecki
R8,881 Discovery Miles 88 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presents an interdisciplinary approach, integrating biochemistry, biology, genetics, and engineering for the effective production of protein pharmaceuticals. This title offers a biological perspective of large-scale animal cell culture. It examines diverse processing strategies and process management.

Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Jameel M.... Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Shri Mohan Jain, Dennis V. Johnson
R4,851 R4,317 Discovery Miles 43 170 Save R534 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The basic concept of this book is to examine the use of innovative methods augmenting traditional plant breeding towards the development of new crop varieties under different environmental conditions to achieve sustainable food production. This book consists of two volumes: Volume 1 subtitled Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools and Volume 2 subtitled Agronomic, Abiotic and Biotic Stress Traits. This is Volume 1 which consists of 21 chapters covering domestication and germplasm utilization, conventional breeding techniques and the role of biotechnology. In addition to various biotechnological applications in plant breeding, it includes functional genomics, mutations and methods of detection, and molecular markers. In vitro techniques and their applications in plant breeding are discussed with an emphasis on embryo rescue, somatic cell hybridization and somaclonal variation. Other chapters cover haploid breeding, transgenics, cryogenics and bioinformatics.

Biotechnology - An Illustrated Primer (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): Rolf D. Schmid, Claudia Schmidt-Dannert Biotechnology - An Illustrated Primer (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Rolf D. Schmid, Claudia Schmidt-Dannert; Illustrated by Ruth Hammelehle
R1,819 R1,529 Discovery Miles 15 290 Save R290 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now presented in large format, the new Schmid is the ideal primer in biotechnology. The two-page layout with one page being a full color figure and the opposite page being explanatory text is the ideal combination between rapid visual-based learning with in depth information.

Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology (Hardcover): Se-Kwon Kim Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology (Hardcover)
Se-Kwon Kim
R7,614 R6,759 Discovery Miles 67 590 Save R855 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Springer Handbook provides, for the first time, a complete and consistent overview over the methods, applications, and products in the field of marine biotechnology. A large portion of the surface of the earth (ca. 70%) is covered by the oceans. More than 80% of the living organisms on the earth are found in aquatic ecosystems. The aquatic systems thus constitute a rich reservoir for various chemical materials and (bio-)chemical processes. Edited by a renowned expert with a longstanding experience, and including over 60 contributions from leading international scientists, the Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology is a major authoritative desk reference for everyone interested or working in the field of marine biotechnology and bioprocessing - from undergraduate and graduate students, over scientists and teachers, to professionals. Marine biotechnology is concerned with the study of biochemical materials and processes from marine sources, that play a vital role in the isolation of novel drugs, and to bring them to industrial and pharmaceutical development. Today, a multitude of bioprocess techniques is employed to isolate and produce marine natural compounds, novel biomaterials, or proteins and enzymes from marine organisms, and to bring them to applications as pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals or nutraceuticals, or for the production of bioenergy from marine sources. All these topics are addressed by the Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology. The book is divided into ten parts. Each part is consistently organized, so that the handbook provides a sound introduction to marine biotechnology - from historical backgrounds and the fundamentals, over the description of the methods and technology, to their applications - but it can also be used as a reference work. Key topics include: - Marine flora and fauna - Tools and methods in marine biotechnology - Marine genomics - Marine microbiology - Bioenergy and biofuels - Marine bioproducts in industrial applications - Marine bioproducts in medical and pharmaceutical applications - and many more...

NanoBioMaterials (Hardcover): Bhupinder Singh NanoBioMaterials (Hardcover)
Bhupinder Singh
R3,834 Discovery Miles 38 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The present book volume presents a holistic view of the aspects of nanobiomaterials incl. their stellar merits and limitations, applications in diverse fields, their futuristic promise in the fields of biomedical science and drug delivery. The federal & regulatory issues on the usage of nanobiomaterials have been assigned due consideration.

Bioremediation Engineering: Design and Applications (Hardcover): John T., Jr. Cookson Bioremediation Engineering: Design and Applications (Hardcover)
John T., Jr. Cookson
R2,768 Discovery Miles 27 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Keep pace with the rapid developments in bioremediation field investigations


Youll welcome the rigorous project evaluation, design and operation guidelines this valuable guide puts at your disposal. Industry veteran John Cookson delivers job-tested insights into the most effective methods and provides the step-by-step details you need to put them to work.


Using plenty of case studies to demystify complex procedures, he gives you the tools you need to evaluate the potential for biodegradation of major classes of organic compounds; conduct treatability studies; assess the feasibility of bioremediation for any situation; and much,much more.

Slime - How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us (Paperback): Ruth Kassinger Slime - How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us (Paperback)
Ruth Kassinger
R396 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R74 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Gene - An Intimate History (Paperback): Siddhartha Mukherjee The Gene - An Intimate History (Paperback)
Siddhartha Mukherjee 1
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

** NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ** The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history from the author of The Emperor of All Maladies. The story begins in an Augustinian abbey in 1856, and takes the reader from Darwin's groundbreaking theory of evolution, to the horrors of Nazi eugenics, to present day and beyond - as we learn to "read" and "write" the human genome that unleashes the potential to change the fates and identities of our children. Majestic in its scope and ambition, The Gene provides us with a definitive account of the epic history of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans - and paints a fascinating vision of both humanity's past and future. For fans of Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and Being Mortal by Atul Gwande. 'Siddhartha Mukherjee is the perfect person to guide us through the past, present, and future of genome science' Bill Gates 'A thrilling and comprehensive account of what seems certain to be the most radical, controversial and, to borrow from the subtitle, intimate science of our time...Read this book and steel yourself for what comes next' Sunday Times

Sustainable Biotechnology- Enzymatic Resources of Renewable Energy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Om V. Singh, Anuj K. Chandel Sustainable Biotechnology- Enzymatic Resources of Renewable Energy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Om V. Singh, Anuj K. Chandel
R4,047 R3,144 Discovery Miles 31 440 Save R903 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nature offers abundant renewable resources that can be used to partially replace fossil fuels and commodity chemicals but issues of cost, technology readiness levels, and compatibility with existing distribution networks remain huge challenges. Cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel are the most immediately obvious target fuels, with hydrogen, methane and butanol as other potentially viable products. This book continues to bridge the technology gap and focus on critical aspects of lignocellulosic biomolecules and the respective mechanisms regulating their bioconversion to liquid fuels into energy and value-added products of industrial significance. This book is a collection of reviews elucidating several broad-ranging areas of progress and challenges in the utilization of sustainable resources of renewable energy, especially in biofuels. This book comes just at a time when government and industries are accelerating their efforts in the exploration of alternative energy resources, with expectations of the establishment of long-term sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based liquid fuels. Apart from liquid fuel this book also emphasizes the use of sustainable resources for value-added products, which may help in revitalizing the biotechnology industry at a broader scale. This book also provides a comprehensive review of basic literature and advance research methodologies to graduate students studying environmental microbiology, chemical engineering, bio-economy and microbial biotechnology.

Trends in Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Dhiraj Kumar, Chengliang Gong Trends in Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Dhiraj Kumar, Chengliang Gong
R4,007 R3,573 Discovery Miles 35 730 Save R434 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an overview on the basics in insect molecular biology and presents the most recent developments in several fields such as insect genomics and proteomics, insect pathology and applications of insect derived compounds in modern research. The book aims to provide a common platform for the molecular entomologist to stimulate further research in insect molecular biology and biotechnology. Insects are one of the most versatile groups of the animal kingdom. Due to their large population sizes and adaptability since long they attract researchers' interest as efficient resource for agricultural and biotechnological purposes. Several economically important insects such as Silkworms, Honey Bee, Lac and Drosophila or Termites were established as invertebrate model organisms. Starting with the era of genetic engineering, a broad range of molecular and genetic tools have been developed to study the molecular biology of these insects in detail and thus opened up a new horizon for multidisciplinary research. Nowadays, insect derived products are widely used in biomedical and biotechnology industries. The book targets researchers from both academia and industry, professors and graduate students working in molecular biology, biotechnology and entomology.

Advances in Agri-Food Biotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Tilak Raj Sharma, Rupesh Deshmukh, Humira Sonah Advances in Agri-Food Biotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Tilak Raj Sharma, Rupesh Deshmukh, Humira Sonah
R4,836 Discovery Miles 48 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents biotechnological advances and approaches to improving the nutritional value of agri-foods. The respective chapters explore how biotechnology is being used to enhance food production, nutritional quality, food safety and food packaging, and to address postharvest issues. Written and prepared by eminent scientists working in the field of food biotechnology, the book offers authentic, reliable and detailed information on technological advances, fundamental principles, and the applications of recent innovations. Accordingly, it offers a valuable guide for researchers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of biotechnology, agriculture and food technology.

Immune Responses to Biosurfaces - Mechanisms and Therapeutic Interventions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): John D. Lambris, Kristina... Immune Responses to Biosurfaces - Mechanisms and Therapeutic Interventions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
John D. Lambris, Kristina N. Ekdahl, Daniel Ricklin, Bo Nilsson
R4,100 R3,694 Discovery Miles 36 940 Save R406 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The collection of chapters in this proceedings volume brings together research from academic and industry scientists and clinical development experts who are focused on contemporary and emerging aspects of improving treatments employing biosurfaces. Interactions between biomaterial implants, devices, cell therapies, and whole organ transplants frequently trigger activation of body defense systems and responses that negatively affect the clinical outcome. Optimal tissue integration and modulation of foreign body reactions is therefore essential for preserving anticipated functions and avoiding adverse effects. Topics covered include mechanistic and applied research within the fields of extracorporeal devices, soft and hard tissue implants, tissue and biomaterial-targeting, therapeutic modulation of foreign body reactions, cell encapsulations, as well as cell and whole organ transplantation.

Biology and Biotechnology of Actinobacteria (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Joachim Wink, Fatemeh Mohammadipanah, Javad Hamedi Biology and Biotechnology of Actinobacteria (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Joachim Wink, Fatemeh Mohammadipanah, Javad Hamedi
R4,221 R3,816 Discovery Miles 38 160 Save R405 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides in-depth insights into the biology, taxonomy, genetics, physiology and biotechnological applications of Actinobacteria. It especially focuses on the latter, reviewing the wide variety of actinobacterial bioactive molecules and their benefits for diverse industrial applications such as agriculture, aquaculture, biofuel production and food technology. Actinobacteria are one of the most promising sources of small bioactive molecules and it is estimated that only a small percentage of actinobacterial bioactive chemicals have been discovered to date. Identifying new diverse gene clusters of biotechnological relevance in the genome of Actinobacteria will be crucial to developing advanced applications for pharmaceutical, industrial and agricultural purposes. The book offers a unique resource for all graduate students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of microbiology, microbial biotechnology, and the genetic engineering of Actinobacteria.

The Rise of Yeast - How the sugar fungus shaped civilisation (Hardcover): Nicholas P Money The Rise of Yeast - How the sugar fungus shaped civilisation (Hardcover)
Nicholas P Money 2
R594 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R185 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From breakfast toast to evening wine, yeast is the microscopic thing that we cannot live without. We knew what yeast did as an invisible brewer and baker long before we had a clue about the existence of microorganisms. Ten thousand years ago, our ancestors abandoned bush meat and wild fruit in favor of farming animals and cultivating grain. Leaving the forests and grasslands, our desire for beer and wine produced by the fungus was a major stimulus for agricultural settlement. It takes a village to run a brewery or tend a vineyard. We domesticated wild yeast and yeast domesticated us. With the inevitable escape of the fungus from beer vats into bread dough, our marriage with yeast was secured by an appetite for fresh loaves of leavened bread. Over the millennia, we have adapted the technologies of brewing, winemaking, and baking and have come to rely on yeast more and more. Yeast produces corn ethanol and other biofuels and has become the genetically-modified darling of the pharmaceutical business as a source of human insulin and a range of life-saving medicines. These practical uses of yeast have been made possible by advances in our understanding of its biology, and the power of genetic engineering has been used to modify the fungus to do just about anything we wish. We know more about yeast than any other organism built from complex cells like our own. To understand yeast is to understand life. In this book Nicholas P. Money offers a celebration of our favorite microorganism.

Applying Graph Theory in Ecological Research (Paperback): Mark R. T. Dale Applying Graph Theory in Ecological Research (Paperback)
Mark R. T. Dale
R946 Discovery Miles 9 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Graph theory can be applied to ecological questions in many ways, and more insights can be gained by expanding the range of graph theoretical concepts applied to a specific system. But how do you know which methods might be used? And what do you do with the graph once it has been obtained? This book provides a broad introduction to the application of graph theory in different ecological systems, providing practical guidance for researchers in ecology and related fields. Readers are guided through the creation of an appropriate graph for the system being studied, including the application of spatial, spatio-temporal, and more abstract structural process graphs. Simple figures accompany the explanations to add clarity, and a broad range of ecological phenomena from many ecological systems are covered. This is the ideal book for graduate students and researchers looking to apply graph theoretical methods in their work.

Dynamics of Engineered Artificial Membranes and Biosensors (Hardcover): William Hoiles, Vikram Krishnamurthy, Bruce Cornell Dynamics of Engineered Artificial Membranes and Biosensors (Hardcover)
William Hoiles, Vikram Krishnamurthy, Bruce Cornell
R2,062 R1,945 Discovery Miles 19 450 Save R117 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn about the state of the art in building artificial membranes and synthetic biological devices, and in constructing mathematical models for their dynamics at multiple time and spatial scales with this comprehensive book. Drawing on recent advances in bioengineering and biochemistry, it describes how to engineer tethered bilayer lipid membranes, bioelectronic interfaces, high-resolution biosensors, and diagnostic devices for non-invasive cellular measurements and electroporation. Multi-physics models combining atomistic (molecular dynamics and coarse-grained molecular dynamics), mesoscopic (Poisson-Nernst-Planck), and macroscopic (reaction-rate theory) dynamics provide a complete structure-to-function description of these devices. Experiments and dynamic models explain how anti-microbial peptides penetrate membranes, how molecular machine biosensors built out of artificial membranes can detect femtomolar concentrations, and how electroporation can be controlled. Supported by atomistic simulation code online, this is essential reading for researchers, students and professionals in bioengineering, chemical engineering, biophysics, applied mathematics, and electrical engineering.

Patient-Specific Stem Cells (Hardcover): Deepak A. Lamba Patient-Specific Stem Cells (Hardcover)
Deepak A. Lamba
R2,965 Discovery Miles 29 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the biggest challenges faced in medical research had been to create accurate and relevant models of human disease. A number of good animal models have been developed to understand the pathophysiology. However, not all of them reflect the human disorder, a classic case being Usher's syndrome where the mutant mice do not have the same visual and auditory defects that patients face. There are others which have been even more difficult to model due to the multi-factorial nature of the condition and due to lack of discovery of a single causative gene such as age-related macular degeneration or Alzheimer's syndrome. Thus a more relevant and accurate system will allow us to make better predictions on relevant therapeutic approaches. The discovery of human pluripotent stem cells in 1998 followed by the technological advances to reprogram somatic cells to pluripotent-stem cell-like cells in 2006 has completely revolutionized the way we can now think about modelling human development and disease. This now coupled with genome editing technologies such as TALENS and CRISPRs have now set us up to develop in vitro models both 2D as well as 3D organoids, which can more precisely reflect the disease in the patients. These combinatorial technologies are already providing us with better tools and therapeutics in drug discovery or gene therapy. This book summarizes both the technological advances in the field of generation of patient specific lines as well as various gene editing approaches followed by its applicability in various systems. The book will serve as a reference for the current state of the field as it: -Provides a comprehensive overview of the status of the field of patients derived induced pluripotent stem cells. -Describes the use of cardiac cells as a main featured component within the book. -Examines drug toxicity analysis as a working example throughout the book.

Emerging Areas in Bioengineering (Hardcover): Ho Nam Chang Emerging Areas in Bioengineering (Hardcover)
Ho Nam Chang; Series edited by Sang Yup Lee, Jens Nielsen, Gregory Stephanopoulos
R7,419 R6,580 Discovery Miles 65 800 Save R839 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With more than 40 contributions from expert authors, this is an extensive overview of all important research topics in the field of bioengineering, including metabolic engineering, biotransformations and biomedical applications. Alongside several chapters dealing with biotransformations and biocatalysis, a whole section is devoted to biofuels and the utilization of biomass. Current perspectives on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering approaches are presented, involving such example organisms as Escherichia coli and Corynebacterium glutamicum, while a further section covers topics in biomedical engineering including drug delivery systems and biopharmaceuticals. The book concludes with chapters on computer-aided bioprocess engineering and systems biology. This is a part of the Advanced Biotechnology book series, covering all pertinent aspects of the field with each volume prepared by eminent scientists who are experts on the topic in question. Invaluable reading for biotechnologists and bioengineers, as well as those working in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Growth Cultures - The Global Bioeconomy and its Bioregions (Paperback): Philip Cooke Growth Cultures - The Global Bioeconomy and its Bioregions (Paperback)
Philip Cooke
R1,204 Discovery Miles 12 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This groundbreaking book is the first comparative analysis of the relative strengths of global bioregions. Growth Cultures investigates the rapidly growing phenomena of biotechnology and sets this study within a knowledge economy context. Philip Cooke proposes a new knowledge-focused theoretical framework, `the New Global Bioeconomy', against which to test empirical characteristics of biotechnology. In this timely volume, Cooke unifies concepts from the sociology of science, economic sociology and evolutionary economic geography to focus on the problems and prospects for policy agencies worldwide trying to build `biotechnology clusters'. He develops a superior policy approach of thinking in terms of platforms that integrate proximities and pipelines, which will be of significant interest for the scientific and technological communities as well as economic development policy communities. Growth Cultures will make fascinating reading for students, policy makers and researchers across management and business studies, innovation and knowledge studies, sociology, science and technology policy, applied economics, development studies and regional science.

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