Presented from the perspective of the biotech industry, this laboratory handbook/textbook reference gives a systematic, understandable, and practical introduction to fundamental laboratory methods and provides a foundation upon which students can build a career in the lab. The authors balance background and theory with practical information, drawing material from many sources: analytical chemistry texts, molecular biology manuals, industry standards, government regulations, manufacturer and supplier information, and the useful laboratory "lore" that is part of the industry's oral tradition. The Modern Biotechnology Industry: A Broad Overview, The Business of Biotechnology: The Transformation of Knowledge into Products, Pharmaceutical/Biopharmaceutical Products, 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, Introduction to a Safe Workplace, Working Safely in the Laboratory: General Considerations and Physical Hazards, Working Safely with Chemicals, Working Safely with Biological Materials, Basic Math Techniques, Proportional Relationships, Relationships and Graphing, Descriptions of Data (Descriptive Statistics), 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, Introduction to Quality Laboratory Tests and Assays, Measurements Involving Light B. Applications and Methods, 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, Introduction to Filtration, Introduction to Centrifugation, Introduction to Bioseparations, Computers: An Overview, Data Handling with Computers, Applications of the Internet to Biotechnology. Itended for those interested in learning the basics of laboratory methods for biotechnology
Immunological Techniques Made Easy Edited by Olivier Cochet, Biotechnology and Antibody Laboratory, Jean-Luc Teillaud and Catherine Sautes, INSERM Laboratory of Cellular and Clinical Immunology, Institut Curie, Paris, France. Here, at last, is a clear and concise guide to 100 of the most commonly used immunological techniques that can easily be performed by non-immunologists, and which assumes no prior knowledge of the techniques described. The idea for this book arose from the authors' observations that scientists in many fields of biomedical research needed, at some time or another, to perform an immunological technique applied to their own specific field of research. Existing manuals of immunological techniques are intended primarily for research immunologists and are either too detailed or assume background expertise that the user may not necessarily possess. Each technique is described step-by-step, in an easy-to-follow format, much like a cooking recipe, and is abundantly illustrated to give the user a clear understanding of what is happening at each stage. The book is edited by three experienced immunologists from the Curie Institute in Paris who have brought together an international panel of contributors, all of whom have hands-on expertise of the techniques they describe. Conveniently spiral-bound for easy use at the laboratory bench, the book will be a valuable resource for scientists who want a readily accessible reference to be able to perform immunological techniques successfully and painlessly.
Cryogenic Technology and Applications describes the need for smaller cryo-coolers as a result of the advances in the miniaturization of electrical and optical devices and the need for cooling and conducting efficiency. Cryogenic technology deals with materials at low temperatures and the physics of their behavior at these temps. The book demonstrates the ongoing new applications being discovered for cryo-cooled electrical and optical sensors and devices, with particular emphasis on high-end commercial applications in medical and scientific fields as well as in the aerospace and military industries.
The purpose of this book is to support and improve the image of the 12 Step Program from the medical point of view; as well as to increase the knowledge about this illness. My expectation is that this book will be useful to anyone who has at least 90 days of sobriety -- and is on the right path to rehabilitation -- as well as those who already have several years in the 12 Step Program. I am aware that I'm getting into a topic that for many "old generals" of the 12 Step Program should not be touched by doctors -- almost as if it were a taboo. But as I mentioned at the beginning of this book, it is important that doctors continue to promote and endorse the 12 Step Program. I will describe the illness of addiction from a medical perspective and show how it is present in the Big Book in colloquial language, thus upholding the understanding that those in A.A. are undergoing a real treatment based on clinical practices- The prejudices and misunderstandings around the program can only be dispelled when the fellow members of A.A. and the medical doctors specialized in addiction work in concert. The program is relevant despite changing times -- we just have to keep giving it the medical validity that it deserves.
This book analyses the American way of war within the context of Clausewitzian theory. In doing so, it draws conclusions about the origins, viability, and technical feasibility of America's current strategic approach.
The author argues that the situation in which America has found itself in Iraq is the direct result of a culturally predisposed inclination to substitute technology for strategy. This habit manifests most extremely in the form of the Network-Centric Warfare/Effects-Based Operations (NCW/EBO) construct, which by and large has failed to deliver on its many promises. This book argues that the fundamental problem with the NCW/EBO - and with US defence transformation, generally - is that it centres on technology at the expense of other dynamics, notably the human one. Taking a fresh perspective on US strategic cultural predispositions in an era of persistent military conflict, the author argues for the necessity of America's revising its strategic paradigm in favour of a more holistic brand of strategy.
This book will be of much interest to students of Clausewitz, Strategic Studies, International Security and US foreign policy.
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