Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology

ISBN-10: 0321570146
ISBN-13: 9780321570147
Edition: 2nd 2009
List price: $112.00
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Book details

List price: $112.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/29/2008
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 450
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Entry-level biotechnology professionals often find the commercial workplace difficult to comprehend. Presented from the perspective of the biotech industry, this systematic, understandable, and practical introduction to fundamental laboratory methods provides a foundation upon which readers can build a career in the lab. Provides boxes to outline procedures, tables with practical tips, and glossaries with important vocabulary. Revises and updates the unit on Quality to reflect changes in regulations and standards, including safety regulations. Updates units on specific technical topics. Provides a new section on preparing culture media. Makes extensive revisions to the computer unit. A useful reference manual for biology/biotechnology technicians, research and development scientists, post-doctoral fellows, associate scientists, research assistants, science teachers, and industry trainers.

Introduction to the Biotechnology Work Place
The Modern Biotechnology Industry: A Broad Overview
The Business of Biotechnology: The Transformation of Knowledge into Products
Pharmaceutical/Biopharmaceutical Products
Product Quality and Biotechnology
Introduction to Product Quality Systems
Biotechnology and the Regulation of Food and Medical Products
Documentation, the Foundation of Quality
Quality Systems in the Production Facility
Quality Systems in the Laboratory
Safety in the Laboratory
Introduction to a Safe Workplace
Working Safely in the Laboratory: General Considerations and Physical Hazards
Working Safely with Chemicals
Working Safely with Biological Materials
Math in the Biotechnology Laboratory: An Overview
Basic Math Techniques
Proportional Relationships
Relationships and Graphing
Descriptions of Data (Descriptive Statistics)
Laboratory Measurements
Introduction to Quality Laboratory Measurements, Tests and Assays
Introduction to Instrumental Methods and Electricity
The Measurement of Weight
The Measurement of Volume
The Measurement of Temperature
The Measurement of pH, Selected Ions and Conductivity
Measurements Involving Light A
Basic Principles and Instrumentation
Quality Assays and Tests
Introduction to Quality Laboratory Tests and Assays
Measurements Involving Light B
Applications and Methods
Laboratory Solutions
Preparation of Laboratory Solutions A: Concentration Expressions and Calculations
Preparation of Laboratory Solutions B: Basic Procedures and Practical Information
Solutions: Associated Procedures and Information
Laboratory Solutions to Support the Activity of Biological Macromolecules
Culture Media for Intact Cells
Basic Separation Methods
Introduction to Filtration
Introduction to Centrifugation
Introduction to Bioseparations
Computers in the Laboratory
Computers: An Overview
Data Handling with Computers
Applications of the Internet to Biotechnology

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