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Biotechnology and Bioactive Polymers - Charles G. Gebelein

Biotechnology and Bioactive Polymers

By: Charles G. Gebelein (Editor), Charles E. Carraher (Editor)

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Published: 28th February 1994
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Some have predicted that the coming several decades will be the decades of "biotechnology," wherein cancer, birth defects, life span increases, cosmetics, biodegradation, oil spills and exploration, solid waste disposal, and almost every aspect of our material life will be affected by this new area of science. There will also be an extension of emphasis on giant molecules: DNA, enzymes, polysaccharides, lignins, proteins, hemoglobin, and many others. Biotechnology has been defined in various ways. In one sense, this field is older than human history and references to the human use of biotechnology-derived materials can be found in the oldest human writings, such as the Bible. In this book, biotechnology refers to the direct usage of naturally occurring materials or their uses as a feedstock, including the associated biological activities and applications of these materials. Bioactive polymers, on the other hand, are polymers which exert some type of activity on living organisms. These polymers are used in agriculture, controlled release systems, medicine and many other areas. The papers in this book describe polymers which essentially combine features of biotechnology and bioactivity.

Polysaccharide Applications: Factors Affecting the Bacterial Activity of Saccharides and Polysaccharides Modified through Reaction with Organostannanes
Coagulation Properties of Chemically Modified Heparins
Polypeptides and Biodegradable Polymers: Living Polymerization of Proteins
Modulation of Phosphocholine Bilayer Structures
Medical Diagnositic Applications:NonAqueous Polymeric Systems for Diagnositic Applications
Protein Purification by Selective Adsorption on Immobilized Pyridinium Ligands
Controlled Release and Medicinal Applications: Advances in Antimicrobial Polymers and Materials
The Release of 5Fluorouracil from Dextran and Xylan Systems
23 additional articles
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ISBN: 9780306446290
ISBN-10: 0306446294
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 28th February 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.97