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Micro and Nanotechnologies in Engineering Stem Cells and Tissues

by Murugan Ramalingam, Esmaiel Jabbari, Seeram Ramakrishna & Ali Khademhosseini

A cutting-edge look at the application of micro and nanotechnologies in regenerative medicine

The area at the interface of micro/nanotechnology and stem cells/tissue engineering has seen an explosion of activity...

The Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of Fruit Ripening

by Graham Seymour, Gregory A. Tucker, Mervin Poole & James Giovannoni

A comprehensive and mechanistic perspective on fruit ripening, emphasizing commonalities and differences between fruit groups and ripening processes.

Fruits are an essential part of the human diet and contain...

Biomimetic Approaches for Biomaterials Development

by Joao F. Mano

Biomimetics, in general terms, aims at understanding biological principles and applying them for the development of man-made tools and technologies. This approach is particularly important for the purposeful...

Nanomedicine for Drug Delivery and Therapeutics

by Ajay Kumar Mishra

This book describes a broad area of nanomedicine which involves mainly applications, diseases, and diagnostics. The comprehensive coverage provides researchers, academics, and health specialists with a great...

Automatic Control of Bioprocesses

by Denis Dochain

Giving an overview of the challenges in the control of bioprocesses, this comprehensive book presents key results in various fields, including: dynamic modeling; dynamic properties of bioprocess models; software...


by J. Paulo Davim

Tribology is the ?science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion? and encompasses the study of friction, wear and lubrication. By extension biotribology is usually defined as the tribological...

Emerging Cancer Therapy: Microbial Approaches and Biotechnological Tools

by Arsenio Fialho & Ananda Chakrabarty

Explores current and emerging applications of microbes as cancer-fighting agents


Today, treatment options for cancer patients...

Minicircle and Miniplasmid DNA Vectors: The Future of Non-Viral and Viral Gene Transfer

by Martin Schleef

This first title on the topic provides complete coverage, including the molecular basis, production and possible biomedical applications. Written by the most prominent academic researchers in the field as well...

Molecular and Supramolecular Information Processing: From Molecular Switches to Logic Systems

by Evgeny Katz

Edited by a renowned and much cited chemist, this book covers the whole span of molecular computers that are based on non-biological systems. The contributions by all the major scientists in the field provide...

Photon-Based Medical Imagery

by Hervé Fanet

This book describes the different principles and equipments used in medical imaging. Importance of medical imaging for diagnostic is strongly increasing and it is now necessary to have a good knowledge of the...

Understanding Diabetes: A Biochemical Perspective

by R. F. Dods

A clear explanation of the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes

Written for a broad range of readers, including students, researchers, policymakers, health care providers, and diabetes patients and caregivers,...

Antimicrobial Peptides

by David A. Phoenix, Sarah R. Dennison & Frederick Harris

In this text, the small team of expert authors presents the field in a comprehensive and accessible manner that is well suited for students and junior researchers.

The result is a highly readable and systematically...

Biomolecular Information Processing: From Logic Systems to Smart Sensors and Actuators

by Evgeny Katz

Edited by a renowned and much cited chemist, this book covers the whole span of molecular computers that are based on biomolecules. The contributions by all the major scientists in the field provide an excellent...

Chemical Sensors and Biosensors

by Rene Lalauze

Technological needs for chemical, ionic and biological species detection are giving rise to continuous research and development in physico-chemistry and biology. The constant progress being made in the theoretical...

Self-Healing Smart Materials

by Mohd Imran Ahamed, Rajender Boddula & Tariq A. Altalhi

This comprehensive book describes the design, synthesis, mechanisms, characterization, fundamental properties, functions and development of self-healing smart materials and their composites with their allied...

Macroalgal Biorefineries for the Blue Economy

by Alexander Golberg, Arthur Nils Robin & Meiron Zollmann

This unique compendium provides an insight into the role of emerging marine biorefineries based on macroalgae (seaweeds) in the development of a sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth-blue economy.The...

Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip

by Andreas Manz, Pavel Neužil, Jonathan S O'Connor & Giuseppina Simone

Microfluidic technology is revolutionising a number of scientific fields, including chemistry, biology, diagnostics, and engineering. The ability to manipulate fluids and objects within networks of micrometre-scale...

Nanofibres in Drug Delivery

by Gareth R. Williams, Bahijja T. Raimi-Abraham & C. J. Luo

In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the production of nanoscale fibres for drug delivery and tissue engineering. Nanofibres in Drug Delivery aims to outline to new researchers in the...

The Bioeconomy

by Davide Viaggi

The 'bioeconomy' is the idea of an economy based on the sustainable exploitation of biological resources. Within this concept, there is increasing emphasis on issues such as climate change, depletion of natural...

GM Food Systems and Their Economic Impact

by Tatjana Brankov & Koviljko Lovre

The development of transgenic crops is revolutionary, but what does it mean for food production, prices and the environment? This is the first book to examine the economic evidence in a methodical way. It initially...