Best Reference Books – Drug and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Drug and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Drug and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology along with reviews.

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1. “Microencapsulation: Methods and Industrial Applications, Second Edition: 158 (Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences)” by Simon Benita

“Microencapsulation: Methods and Industrial Applications, Second Edition: 158 (Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences)” Book Review: This a book introduces the development made in research that is relevant to scientists in a comprehensive list of disciplines which are medicine, biotechnology, cosmetics and pharmacy.It imparts practical approaches to complex formulation problems faced in the development of particulate delivery systems at the micro- and nano-size level. Modern studies on the subject matter are included. It displays the headway made in pulsatile delivery systems, injectable microparticulate systems and site-specific delivery systems and also potential therapeutic applications of nanotechnology.

2. “Biotechnology: Quality Assurance and Validation (Drug Manufacturing Technology Series)” by Kenneth E Avis and Carmen M Wagner

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“Biotechnology: Quality Assurance and Validation (Drug Manufacturing Technology Series)” Book Review: This book imparts a pragmatic and comprehensive view of the matters that should be identified by quality assurance and quality control for productive control in the preparation of biotechnology products. It includes a series of topics that explain some of the unique challenges facing biotechnology companies in producing biopharmaceutical products. The topics in the book also explain quality and validation issues,beginning with the cryopreservation of cell lines through the filling and finishing of the product. It contains a validation guide; a detailed presentation of how to use filtration effectively.

3. “Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery: 10 (Biotechnology: Pharmaceutical Aspects)” by Melgardt M de Villiers and Pornanong Aramwit

“Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery: 10 (Biotechnology: Pharmaceutical Aspects)” Book Review: This book presents the different features of the main principles of nanotechnology based drug delivery systems to the reader. It also includes the implementation of these systems for the delivery of small molecules, proteins, peptides, oligonucleotides and genes. It expounds on the methods these systems use to control challenges presented by biological barriers to drug absorption and drug targeting. Anyone interested in biotechnology and immunology would find the book useful.

4. “Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America” by Robert Whitaker

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“Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America” Book Review: This book explores mental illness in the United States of America. It is an attempt to answer some questions like ‘why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades’,
Itt includes research on the benefits of psychiatric medications and the personal stories of children and adults swept up in this epidemic. It also talks about progress made outside the United States. It includes tips for ending mental illness.

5. “Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients” by Ben Goldacre

“Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients” Book Review: This book reveals the ploys that quacks and journalists use to twist science. The entire pharmaceutical industry is under scrutiny because of the contents of the book. It shows the ways companies organise bad trials on their own drugs and overate their drugs; this hinders patients and doctors from making the right decisions on drugs to use. It exposes the ways the bad trials have been covered up. It also reveals how the government regulators hide fundamental data from the people and make hiding information legal.

6. “Drug Store and Business Management (Including Accountancy)” by Mohammed Ali

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“Drug Store and Business Management (Including Accountancy)” Book Review: This book expounds on topics related to drugs, medical diseases and business management such as business, economics, management, business organisation, channels of distribution, drug house management, purchasing, tenders, contract determination, price determination and policies, handling of drug stores, inventory control, sales promotion, marketing research, salesmanship, advertising, recruitment, training evaluation and compensation, banking system, financial planning, sources of finance, introduction to accounting and accounting principles, concepts, conventions and policies.

7. “The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma” by Barry Werth

“The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma” Book Review: This book exposes the pharmaceutical company Vertex and the world of Big Pharma it covers. It tells the story of how the Vertex was formed. It shows how profitable the pharmaceutical industry is. It also reveals the risks and stress associated with the industry such as biological uncertainties attached to the mission to treat disease, the high failure rate in producing a successful medicine even after a molecule clears all the obstacles to get to human testing and the huge cost of revealing a successful product.

8. “Membrane Transporters as Drug Targets (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology)” by Gordon L Amidon and Wolfgang Sadée

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“Membrane Transporters as Drug Targets (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology)” Book Review: This book introduces the reader to the basic concepts in the membrane transporters field. It exposes the remarkable headway made in the field of transporters. It expounds on uptodate progress made in mastering the structure, function, physiology and molecular biology of membrane transporters. It draws attention to transporters as molecular targets for drug delivery and disposition in the body. Anybody interested in drug delivery systems and cell biology would certainly find this book beneficial.

9. ” Development of Biopharmaceutical Parenteral Dosage Forms: 85 (Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences)” by Cosimo Prantera and Burton I Korelitz

“Development of Biopharmaceutical Parenteral Dosage Forms: 85 (Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences)” Book Review: This book contains subsequent steps for emerging secure, productive, stable and marketable liquid parenteral biopharmaceutical products-covering basic concepts and important pathways for each phase as well as its purpose, function and relation to other stages in the product development process. It is inspired by experience in the pharmaceutical drug industry. It explains purification and characterization methods for rDNA therapeutics. It also explains different types of unit operations for isolation, purification, and characterization. Useful references, tables and drawings are included.

10. “Clinical Trials of Drugs and Biopharmaceuticals” by Chi-Jen Lee and Lucia H Lee

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“Clinical Trials of Drugs and Biopharmaceuticals” Book Review: This textbook reveals the progress made in pharmaceutical sciences. It also shows how findings and evolution of new therapeutic drugs have changed and how this has ensued a rise in the potential prophylactic and therapeutic interventions. It includes key concepts needed to understand the mechanisms of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic activity and the processes of drug evaluation. It presents a summary of modern procedures and key issues involved in drug and biopharmaceutical development.

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