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Drug Delivery Systems

The field of drug development and therapeutics can be overwhelmingly encyclopedic and vast. In Drug Delivery Systems, Dr. Kewal Jain and a team of experts select the most important, cutting-edge technologies used in drug delivery systems taking into account significant drugs, new technologies such as nanoparticles, and therapeutic applications. The chapters present step-by-step laboratory protocols following the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, offering readily reproducible results vital for pharmaceutical physicians and scientists.

Concise and systematic, Drug Delivery Systems is a powerful reference tool for the hundreds of companies developing drug delivery technologies all around the world.

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Making the Structural and Cohesion Funds Water Positive

Water, together with energy and soil, is one of our most precious natural resources, and of increasing importance for the functioning of our economies Water is, of course, essential for life, nature and the environment It enhances the attractiveness of our landscapes and increases the competitiveness of our regional economies .. Measures taken in recent decades to protect and improve the aquatic environment have borne fruit. However, in large part because of the impact of climate change, water resources are coming under increasing pressure, more in some areas than in others, which means that we must make continued and even increased efforts to face current and future challenges.

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The Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide for Gas Chromatographers

This fourth edition of the classic guide for every user of gas chromatographic instrumentation is now updated to include such new topics as fast GC using narrow, short columns, electronic pressure control, and basic aspects of quantitative gas chromatography.

The author shares his many years of experience in technical support for gas chromatography users, addressing the most common problems, questions and misconceptions in capillary gas chromatography. He structures and presents the material in a concise and practical manner, suitable even for the most inexperienced user without any detailed knowledge of chemistry or chromatography.

For lab technicians in chemistry, analytical, food, medicinal and environmental chemists, pharmaceutists.

Separation and Purification Techniques in Biotechnology

This book describes separation and purification techniques--adsorption, ion exchange and liquid chromatography on solid supports--used for fermentation and biochemical feedstreams. Emphasis is placed on basic sorption theory, laboratory evaluation techniques, sorptive materials and their characteristics, scale-up of laboratory techniques, and their industrial applications. Each chapter contains specific examples illustrating the use of purification techniques in biotechnology processes.

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British National Formulary (BNF) 54: September 2007

Compiled with the advice of clinical experts, this essential reference provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines. The BNF details medicines prescribed in the UK, with special reference to their uses, cautions, contraindications, side-effects, dosage and relative costs. Updated in print every six months, the BNF reflects current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the use of medicines The BNF is also available online as part of Medicines Complete, on PDA and on also CD-ROM for intranets.


Development and Validation of HPLC Methods for Analytical and Preparative Purposes

Liquid chromatography (LC) is a separation method of great importance to the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry. The principle is that a sample of a solution of the substances is injected into a column of an porous material (stationary phase) and a liquid (mobile phase) is pumped through the column. The separation of substances is based on differences in rates of migration through the column arising from different partition of the substances between the stationary and the mobile phase. Depending on the partition behavior of the different types of substances, these will elute at different times from the column outlet.

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Generic Drug Entry Prior to Patent Expiration: An FTC Study

Pharmaceutical drug products have become increasingly important to providing consumers with a myriad of treatments and cures that increase life expectancy and enhance lives. It is critical to maintain appropriate incentives for the development of new drug products, because the necessary research and development is risky and costly. Innovation in the pharmaceutical industry, spurred in part by competitive market forces, continues to bring enormous benefits to Americans. At the same time, expenditures on pharmaceutical products continue to grow and often outpace expenditures for other consumer products. Pharmaceutical expenditures concern not only consumers, but government payers, private health plans, and employers as well. Generic drugs offer opportunities for significant cost savings over brand-name drug products.

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A Handbook of Bioanalysis and Drug Metabolism

Recent years have seen a greater industrial emphasis in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the pharmaceutical and chemical sciences. However, textbooks have been slow to adapt, leaving the field without a text/reference that is both instructional and practical in the industrial setting until now.

A Handbook of Bioanalysis and Drug Metabolismis a stimulating new text that examines the techniques, methodology, and theory of bioanalysis, pharmacokinetics, and metabolism from the perspective of scientists with extensive professional experience in drug discovery and development. These three areas of research help drug developers to optimize the active component within potential drugs thereby increasing their effectiveness, and to provide safety and efficacy information required by regulators when granting a drug license. Professionals with extensive experience in drug discovery and development as well as specialized knowledge of the individual topics contributed to each chapter to create a current and well-credentialed text. It covers topics such as high performance liquid chromatography, protein binding, pharmacokinetics and drugdrug interactions. The unique industrial perspective helps to reinforce theory and develop valuable analytical and interpreting skills.

This text is an invaluable guide to students in courses such as pharmaceutical science, pharmacology, chemistry, physiology and toxicology, as well as professionals in the biotechnology industry.

Pharmaceutical and Clinical Calculations, 2nd Edition

Pharmaceutical and clinical calculations are critical to the delivery of safe, effective, and competent patient care and professional practice. Pharmaceutical and Clinical Calculations, Second Edition addresses this crucial component, while emphasizing contemporary pharmacy practices. Presenting the information in a well-organized and easy-to-understand manner, the authors explain the principles of clinical calculations involving dose and dosing regimens in patients with impaired organ functions, aminoglycoside therapy, pediatric and geriatric dosing, and radiopharmaceuticals with appropriate examples. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the topic, followed by a comprehensive discussion. Key concepts are highlighted throughout the book for easy retrieval. The examples presented in the text reflect the practice environment in community, hospital, and nuclear pharmacy settings, and the clinical problems presented reflect a direct application of underlying theoretical principles and discussions. Pharmaceutical and Clinical Calculations, Second Edition is an essential tool for any practitioner who needs to reinforce their knowledge of the subject and is a valuable study guide for the Pharmacy Board examination.

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FDA Administrative Enforcement Manual

A self-contained single source complete with pertinent references and practical outlines for policies and procedures, this book covers how to understand and comply with U.S. drug development and manufacturing regulations. It explores the control of drug research and the manufacturing industry, introduces basic industry experience and techniques, and presents tried and true methods for applying the theory to everyday problems. The author discusses the 10 critical administrative enforcement areas, including recall, application integrity, injunction, seizure, and more, then supplements the topics with regulations, lawsuit case studies, enforcement information, and reference material.

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Enzyme Technologies for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Applications

A review of enzyme function in human and animal health, this book covers basic principles and applications in antibiotic biosynthesis, biocatalysis, and screening and assay optimization, as well as new and emerging technologies in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries.It offers real-world examples of timely laboratory, pharmaceutical and manufacturing processes, including large-scale applications of enzyme manipulations.

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A Primer on Quality in the Analytical Laboratory

Today's industrial laboratory analyst encounters issues such as quality control, quality assurance ISO 9000, standard operating procedures, calibration, standard reference materials, statistical control, control charts, proficiency testing, validation, system suitability, chain of custody, good laboratory practices, protocol, and audits. In a well-written and readable style, A Primer on Quality in the Analytical Laboratory provides an introduction to quality, standards, and regulations in the analytical laboratory and serves as a valuable resource to a myriad of laboratory practices. Features.

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Statistics In Drug Research: Methodologies and Recent Developments (Biostatistics, 10)

Emphasizing the role of good statistical practices (GSP) in drug research and formulation, this book outlines important statistics applications for each stage of pharmaceutical development to ensure the valid design, analysis, and assessment of drug products under investigation and establish the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical compounds. Coverage include statistical techniques for assay validation and evaluation of drug performance characteristics, testing population/individual bioequivalence and in vitro bioequivalence according to the most recent FDA guidelines, basic considerations for the design and analysis of therapeutic equivalence and noninferiority trials.

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Instrumentation and Control Systems Documentation

This book provides the reader with knowledge needed to understand and apply the symbols and documents used to define a modern industrial instrumentation and control system. The documents that describe modern industrial processes, like most technical work, assume some level of understanding on the reader’s part. The documents use a schematic, symbol-based “language” that may resemble Mayan hieroglyphics to those unfamiliar with the process nomenclature. The symbols, however, include a wealth of information once you are able to translate them.

This book will train you to read, understand, and apply the symbols and documents used to define a modern industrial instrumentation and control system. For more experienced professionals, insights into using the symbols and documents more effectively are provided. Variations in the use of symbols and documents are given as well as the pitfalls to avoid.

To better understand process documentation today, insight into how and when documents are developed, who develops them, why they are developed, and how they are used is provided. The types of documents discussed include process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation drawings, instrument lists, specification forms, logic diagrams, installation details, location plans, and loop diagrams.

Clean Water: An Introduction to Water Quality and Pollution Control

"Clean Water" is a book for anyone who is concerned about this precious resource and wants to become better informed. In straightforward language, Kenneth Vigil provides a comprehensive introduction to the many scientific, regulatory, and geographic issues associated with water quality and water pollution control.

Most other books on water quality and pollution control are highly technical and very specific, and are aimed at engineers, scientists, or attorneys. "Clean Water," on the other hand, is a comprehensive discussion of the subject intended for a wider audience of science students, educators, and concerned citizens.

Using photos and diagrams to illustrate and explain concepts, Vigil provides sufficient detail to educate readers about many broad topics and includes additional references at the end of each chapter for exploring specific topics in more detail.

"Clean Water" summarizes the basic fundamentals of water chemistry and microbiology and outlines important water quality rules and regulations, all in concise, understandable prose. It describes the basic scientific principles behind water pollution control and the broader approach of addressing water pollution problems through watershed management. There are sections on drinking water and a concluding chapter entitled "Getting Personal about Clean Water" about citizen involvement at home and in the community.