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Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology : Focus on Biotechnology - Viktor Nedovic

Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology

Focus on Biotechnology

By: Viktor Nedovic (Editor), Ronnie G. Willaert (Editor)

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Cell immobilisation biotechnology is a multidisciplinary area, shown to have an important impact on many scientific subdisciplines - including biomedicine, pharmacology, cosmetics, food and agricultural sciences, beverage production, industrial and municipal waste treatment, analytical applications, biologics production. The "Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology" book is an outcome of the editors' intention to bundle the extensive widespread information on fundamental aspects and applications of immobilisation/encapsulation biotechnology into a comprehensive reference book and to give the reader an overview of the most recent results and developments that have been realised in this domain. "Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology" is divided into two volumes. The first volume is dedicated to fundamental aspects of cell immobilisation while the second volume will deal with diverse applications of this technology. "Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology", which represents the first volume, consists of 26 chapters that are arranged into 4 parts: (1) "Materials for cell immobilisation/encapsulation", (2) "Methods and technologies for cell immobilisation/encapsulation", (3) "Carrier c

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"Many volumes have been produced describing what can be done using immobilised cells, but there are fewer that bring together information on the various fundamental aspects of cell immobilisation. This book fills that need more than adequately, providing information both for experts and for newcomers to the field, and should be available in the library of any institution involved in biotechnology. ... The book is pleasingly produced and the ... chapters are easy to read without in any way trivialising their subjects." (Chris Bucke, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Issue 81, 2006)

Editors' Preface
Materials for Cell Immobilisation/Encapsulation
Biomaterials for cell immobilisation
A look at carrier design
Alginate as a carrier for cell immobilisation
Entrapment in LentiKats“
Encapsulation of various biocalalysts - bacteria, fungi, yeast or enzymes into polyvinyl alcohol based hydrogel particles
Starches as encapsulation materials
Proteins: versatile materials for encapsulation
Polyelectrolyte complexes for microcapsule formation
Pre-formed carriers for cell immobilisation
Microcarriers for animal cell culture
Methods and Technologies for Cell Immobilisation/Encapsulation
Microcapsule formulation and formation
Liquid core capsules for applications in biotechnology
Direct compression - novel method for encapsulation of probiotic cells
Cell immobilisation in pre-formed porous matrices
Whole cell immobilisation in chopped hollow fibres
Use of vibration technology for jet break-up for encapsulation of cells and liquids in monodisperse microcapsules
Immobilisation of cells and enzymes using electrostatic droplet generation
The JetCutter technology
Industrial scale encapsulation of cells using emulsification/dispersion technologies
Atomisation techniques for immobilisation of cells in micro gel beads
Spray coating and drying processes
Carrier Characterisation and Bioreactor Design
Diffusive mass transfer in immobilised cell systems
Characterization of microcapsules
Immobilised cell bioreactors
Physiology of Immobilised Cells: Experimental Characterisation and Mathematical Modelling
Applications of NMR spectroscopy and imaging to the study of immobilised cell physiology
Physiology of immobilised microbial cells
Application to integrated nitrogen removal with co-immobilised microorganisms
Biofilm modelling
Index
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ISBN: 9781402018879
ISBN-10: 1402018878
Series: Focus on Biotechnology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 555
Published: 30th April 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 2.13