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Industrial Biotechnology : Products and Processes (Hardcover) (James C. Liao & Christoph Wittmann & Sang
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In industrial biotechnology, a diverse set of microorganisms and biocatalysts is used to produce chemicals, materials and energy in an environmentally friendly and resource efficient way. This book gives an overview about the main product classes and platform chemicals produced by biotechnological processes today, with applications in the food, healthcare and fine chemical industry. For example, chapters deal with the production of drugs and flavors as well as amino acids, bio-based monomers and polymers and biofuels. In addition, basic insights are given to the biotechnological processes yielding such products and how large-scale production can be enabled and improved.
Advanced BiotechnologyBiotechnology is a broad, interdisciplinary field of science, combining biological sciences and relevant engineering disciplines, that is becoming increasingly important as it benefits the environment and society as a whole. Recent years have seen substantial advances in all areas of biotechnology, resulting in the emergence of brand new fields. To reflect this progress, Sang Yup Lee (KAIST, South Korea), Jens Nielsen (Chalmers University, Sweden), and Gregory Stephanopoulos (MIT, USA) have joined forces as the editors of a new Wiley-VCH book series. Advanced Biotechnology will cover all pertinent aspects of the field and each volume will be prepared by eminent scientists who are experts on the topic in question.