Tag Archives: biotechnology

Three bio-realms : biotechnology and the governance of food, health, and life in Canada

Title: Essentials in modern HPLC separations
Author:  Doern, G. Bruce.
Call number: TP248.195.C3D652
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Synopsis:
Biotechnology has become one of the most important issues in public policy and governance, altering the boundaries between the public and the private, the economic and the social, and further complicating the divide between what is scientifically possible and ethically preferred. Given the importance of biotechnology in shaping relations between the state, science, the economy, and the citizenry, a book that explores the Canadian biotechnology regime and its place in our democracy is timelier than ever.

Three Bio-Realms provides the first integrated examination of the thirty-year story of the democratic governance of biotechnology in Canada. G. Bruce Doern and Michael J. Prince, two recognized specialists in governance innovation and social policy, look at particular ‘network-based’ factors that seek to promote and to regulate biotechnology inside the state as well as at broader levels. Unmatched by any other book in its historical scope and range, Three Bio-Realms is sure to be read for years to come.
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Lignin : properties and applications in biotechnology and bioenergy

Title: Lignin : properties and applications in biotechnology and bioenergy
Author:  Paterson, Ryan J.
Call number: TP248.65.L54L725g
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Synopsis:
As a biopolymer, lignin is unusual because of its heterogeneity and lack of a defined primary structure. Its most commonly noted function is the support through strengthening of wood (xylem cells) in trees. This book presents current research in the study of lignin, including the biotechnological applications of lignin; the isolation of lignin from alkaline pulping liquors; biobleaching of paper pulp with lignin degrading enzymes; lingin and funal pathogenesis; plastic moldable lignin and lignin valorization into polyurethanes
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Biotechnology : an introduction

Title: Biotechnology : an introduction
Author:  Ignacimuthu, S.
Call number: TP248.2.I24 2012
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Synopsis:
BIOTECHNOLOGY: An Introduction (Second Edition) discusses all the relevant informations on important aspects and areas of biotechnology i.e. Genetic Engineering, Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Biotechnology, Healthcare Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bacterial Genetics, Animal Tissue Culture, Animal Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Ethics in a simple and lucid manner.
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Lively capital : biotechnologies, ethics, and governance in global markets

Title: Lively capital : biotechnologies, ethics, and governance in global markets
Author:  Klapötke, Thomas M
Call number: TP248.23.L784
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Synopsis:
Lively Capitalis an urgent and important collection of essays addressing the reconfigured relations between the life sciences and the market. Working at the intersection of science and technology studies and social and cultural anthropology, prominent scholars investigate the relationship of biotechnology to ethics, governance, and markets, as well as the new legal, social, cultural, and institutional mechanisms emerging to regulate biotechnology. They address matters such as genomics, pharmaceutical marketing, intellectual property, environmental science, clinical trials, and patient advocacy as they are playing out around the world, in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.Lively Capitalis not only about the commercialization of the life sciences: its institutional histories, epistemic formations, and systems of valuation. It is also about the lively affects-the emotions and desires-involved when technologies and research impinge on experiences of embodiment, kinship, identity, disability, citizenship, accumulation, or dispossession. At stake in the commodification of the life sciences are opportunities to intervene in and adjudicate matters of health, life, and death.
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Plant bioactives and drug discovery : principles, practice, and perspectives

Title: Plant bioactives and drug discovery : principles, practice, and perspectives.
Author:  Cechinel Filho, Valdir.
Call number: RS164.P713
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Synopsis:
An in-depth exploration of the applications of plant bioactive metabolites in drug research and development

Highlighting the complexity and applications of plant bioactive metabolites in organic and medicinal chemistry, Plant Bioactives and Drug Discovery: Principles, Practice, and Perspectives provides an in-depth overview of the ways in which plants can inform drug research and development. An edited volume featuring multidisciplinary international contributions from acclaimed scientists researching bioactive natural products, the book provides an incisive overview of one of the most important topics in pharmaceutical studies today.

With coverage of strategic methods of natural compound isolation, structural manipulation, natural products in clinical trials, quality control, and more, and featuring case studies on medicinal plants, the book serves as a definitive guide to the field of plant biodiversity as it relates to medicine. In addition, chapters on using natural products as drugs that target specific disease areas, including neurological disorders, inflammation, infectious diseases, and cancer, illustrate the myriad possibilities for therapeutic applications.

Wide ranging and comprehensive, Plant Bioactives and Drug Discovery also includes important information on marketing, regulations, intellectual property rights, and academic-industry collaboration as they relate to plant-based drug research, making it an essential resource for advanced students and academic and industry professionals working in biochemical, pharmaceutical, and related fields.
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