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Since the publication of the first edition of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology over a decade ago, a not-so-subtle shift in the meaning of the term "biotechnology" has occurred. It has come to mean something very specific, namely the development of drug substances with large protein and polypeptide molecules. These substances can be used as drugs in their own right but may also be used to manipulate cellular DNA in order to produce a required molecule that is believed to have desirable properties in the treatment of a disease. Accordingly, the second edition of this popular text reflects that change of definition by including new material that explores the development of these protein-based therapeutic substances.

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General Information  
Author(s)Groves
PublisherRoutledge Taylor and Francis group
Edition2
ISBN9780849318733
Pages432
BindingHard Back
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2006