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  • Legalising mitochondrial donation : enacting ethical futures in UK biomedical politics / Rebecca Dimond, Neil Stephens
    RG 133.5 D56 2018

  • Gender and HIV in South Africa advancing women's health and capabilities / Courtenay Sprague
    RA643.86.S6

  • Today's Youth and Mental Health : Hope, Power, and Resilience / Soheila Pashang, Nazilla Khanlou, Jennifer Clarke, editor
    RJ503

  • Cultivating Compassion : How Digital Storytelling is Transforming Healthcare / edited by Pip Hardy and Tony Sumner
    RC489.S74

  • Making medicine a business : x-ray technology, global competition, and the transformation of the Japanese medical system, 1895-1945
    RA395.J3

  • Controversies in healthcare innovation : service, technology and organization / Thomas Hoholm, Antonella La Rocca, Margunn Aanestad, editors
    R 855.3 C65 2018eb

  • Clinical methods in medical family therapy / Tai Mendenhall, Angela Lamson, Jennifer Hodgson, Macaran Baird, editors
    RC 488.5 C55 2018eb

  • Travel and Movement in Clinical Psychology The World Outside the Clinic / by Miraj Desai
    RC466.8

  • Fidelity of implementation in assessment of infants and toddlers : evaluating developmental milestones and outcomes / Angela Stone-MacDonald, Lianna Pizzo, Noah Feldman
    RJ131

  • Forensic psychology in Germany : witnessing crime, 1880-1939 / Heather Wolffram
    RA1148

  • Play and social skills for children with autism spectrum disorder / Marjorie H. Charlop, Russell Lang, Mandy Rispoli
    RJ506.A9

  • Role of transcription factors in gastrointestinal malignancies / Ganji Purnachandra Nagaraju, Pallaval Veera Bramhachari, editors
    RC280.D5

  • The parasite chronicles : my lifelong odyssey among the parasites that cause human disease / Boo H. Kwa
    RC119

  • Orthopedic biomaterials : advances and applications / Bingyun Li, Thomas Webster, editors
    RD755.5

  • Neglected tropical diseases : South Asia / Sunit K. Singh, editor
    RC962.S64

  • Clinical anesthesia : near misses and lessons learned / John G. Brock-Utne
    RD82.5

  • Understanding drug release and absorption mechanisms : a physical and mathematical approach / Mario Grassi ... [et al.]
    RM 301.5 U53 2007
    Demand for better reliability from drug delivery systems has caused designers and researchers to move away from trial-and-error approaches and toward model-based methods of product development. Developing such models requires cross-disciplinary physical, mathematical, and physiological knowledge. Combining these areas under a single cover, Understanding Drug Release and Absorption Mechanisms builds a firm understanding ofall elements needed to conceive, build, and implement successful models of drug release.

    Written by experts with broad industrial and academic experience, this book discusses the underlying physical principles, shows how to build mathematical models based on these principles, and finally compares the resulting models with experimental results. The authors begin by introducing the basics of modeling, physiological details of gastrointestinal and dermal absorption pathways, rheology, mass transport and thermodynamics, dissolution and partitioning, as well as size effects on the dissolution of crystallites. From this baseline, the authors explore applications in drug release from various delivery systems, specifically matrix systems, microemulsions, and permeability through membranes.

    Working systematically from theory to working models, Understanding Drug Release and Absorption Mechanisms: A Physical and Mathematical Approach demonstrates the steps involved in designing, building, and implementing realistic and reliable models of drug release without unrealistically simplifying the theoretical parameters.


  • Biosimilars and interchangeable biologics. Sarfaraz K. Niazi, Therapeutic Proteins International LLC, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    RM 301 N53 2016

    What's the Deal with Biosimilars?

    Biosimilars are gaining momentum as new protein therapeutic candidates that can help fill a vital need in the healthcare industry. The biological drugs are produced by recombinant DNA technology that allows for large-scale production and an overall reduction time in costs and development.

    Part of a two-volume set that covers varying aspects of biosimilars, Biosimilars and Interchangeable Biologics: Tactical Elements explores the development and manufacturing of biosimilars and targets challenges surrounding the creation of these products. This includes manufacturing, production costs, and intellectual property barriers, particularly in regulated markets (regulatory agencies are still in the process of developing guidelines). It addresses the complexity of biological drugs, and it discusses specific structural elements vital to the functionality, immunogenicity, and safety of biosimilar products.

    Of specific interest to practitioners, researchers, and scientists in the biopharmaceutical industry, this volume provides an overall understanding of the hurdles, difficulties, and practicalities of developing a strong plan. It introduces a step-by-step approach for creating a strategy that helps develop and manufacture a biosimilar product while reducing overall production costs and meeting the requirements of biosimilarity based on analytical and functional, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic (where applicable), and nonclinical toxicology or toxicokinetic similarity (where appropriate) while remaining competitive in the market.

     

     


  • PAT applied in biopharmaceutical process development and manufacturing : an enabling tool for quality-by-design / edited by Cenk Undey ... [et al.]
    RS 380 P37 2012

    As with all of pharmaceutical production, the regulatory environment for the production of therapeutics has been changing as a direct result of the US FDA-initiated Quality by Design (QbD) guidelines and corresponding activities of the International Committee for Harmonization (ICH). Given the rapid growth in the biopharmaceutical area and the complexity of the molecules, the optimum use of which are still being developed, there is a great need for flexible and proactive teams in order to satisfy the regulatory requirements during process development.

    Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) applied in biopharmaceutical process development and manufacturing have received significant attention in recent years as an enabler to the QbD paradigm. PAT Applied in Biopharmaceutical Process Development and Manufacturing covers technological advances in measurement sciences, data acquisition, monitoring, and control. Technical leaders present real-life case studies in areas including measuring and monitoring raw materials, cell culture, purification, and cleaning and lyophilization processes via advanced PAT. They also explore how data are collected and analyzed using advanced analytical techniques such as multivariate data analysis, monitoring, and control in real-time.

    Invaluable for experienced practitioners in PAT in biopharmaceuticals, this book is an excellent reference guide for regulatory officials and a vital training aid for students who need to learn the state of the art in this interdisciplinary and exciting area.


  • Smart biosensor technology / edited by George K. Knopf, Amarjeet S. Bassi
    R 857 B54S6345 2007
    Synergy is the key to creating more intelligent biosensors. Engineers develop smaller, more integrated technologies; biologists and chemists develop increasingly selective and sensitive sensor elements; material scientists develop ways to bring it all together. However, most books focus only on the chemistry aspects of biosensor technologies. With a multidisciplinary perspective, Smart Biosensor Technology examines the design, applications, and future directions of this rapidly evolving field.

    This book collects contributions from leading specialists in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines involved in different aspects of biosensor design and technology. Five broad sections provide a systematic structure that builds progressively from key concepts to emerging technologies and future directions. Following an introduction to the fundamental characteristics and functions of the underlying technologies, two sections explore the role materials play in developing smart biosensors. Next, the editors devote an entire section to bioelectronics with a focus on a biophotonic material called bacteriorhodopsin and its application to photoelectric biosensing, chemical sensing, and color imaging. They also present design and fabrication of new bioelectronic sensing arrays on flexible substrates. The final section explores a variety of smart biosensor applications in detecting food pathogens, monitoring toxicity, and detecting allergens and viruses.

    Building a solid background in the underlying technologies and demonstrating how to apply this knowledge to solve real problems, Smart Biosensor Technology is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary guide to extending the capabilities of biosensors for a broad range of fields.

  • Process chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry. editors, Kumar Gadamasetti and Tamim Braish
    RS 403 P7653 2008
    As pharmaceutical companies strive to develop safer medicines at a lower cost, they must keep pace with the rapid growth of technology and research methodologies. Defying the misconception of process chemistry as mere scale-up work, Process Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Vol. 2: Challenges in an Ever Changing Climate explores novel applications of synthetic, physical, and analytical chemistry in drug discovery and development. It offers an accurate depiction of the most up-to-date process research and development methods applied to synthesis, clinical trials, and commercializing drug candidates.

    The second installment in this progressive series, this volumereviews the latest breakthroughs to advance process chemistry, including asymmetric synthesis, crystallization, morphology, enzymatic intervention, green chemistry, macromolecules (monoclonal antibodies, biological molecules, polymers), enantioselectivity, organometallic chemistry, process analytical tools, chemical engineering controls, regulatory compliance, and outsourcing/globalization. It explores new approaches to synthetic processes, examines the latest safety methods and experiment design, and suggests realistic solutions to problems encountered in manufacturing and process development. Significant topics include atom economy, ease of synthesis, instrumentation, automization, quality control, cost considerations, green practices, and future trends.

    Jointly edited by the founder/president of Delphian Pharmaceuticals and the director of Chemical R&D at Pfizer, this book brings together contributions byreputed scientists, technologists, engineers, and professors from leading academic institutions, such as the Imperial College, UK, the University of Tokyo, ETH, Switzerland, the International University at Bermen, Germany, and the University of Connecticut, USA, and from principal pharmaceutical companies that include Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Novartis, Eli Lilly, Astrazeneca and DSM.


  • Biopharmaceutical process validation / edited by Gail Sofer, Dane W. Zabriskie
    RS 380 B5526 2000
    A study of biopharmaceutical process validation. It aims to enable developers and producers to ensure safe products, reduce the risk of adverse reactions in patients, and avoid recalls by outlining sophisticated validation approaches to characterize processes, process intermediates, and final product fully. The text emphasizes cost effectiveness while determining what level of validation is required for different phases of development, license application, and process improvements.

  • Porous media : applications in biological systems and biotechnology / editor, Kambiz Vafai
    R 857 M3P67 2011

    Presenting state-of-the-art research advancements, Porous Media: Applications in Biological Systems and Biotechnology explores innovative approaches to effectively apply existing porous media technologies to biomedical applications. In each peer-reviewed chapter, world-class scientists and engineers collaborate to address significant problems and discuss exciting research in biological systems.

    The book begins with discussions on bioheat transfer equations for blood flows and surrounding biological tissue, the concept of electroporation, hydrodynamic modeling of tissue-engineered material, and the resistance of microbial biofilms to common modalities of antibiotic treatments. It examines how biofilms influence porous media hydrodynamics, describes the modeling of flow changes in cerebral aneurysms, and highlights recent advances in Lagrangian particles methods. The text also covers passive mass transport processes in cellular membranes and their biophysical implications, the modeling and treatment of mass transport through skin, the use of porous media in marine microbiology, the transport of large biological molecules in deforming tissues, and applications of magnetic stabilized beds for protein purification and adsorption, antibody removal, and more. The final chapters present potential in situcharacterization techniques for studying porous media and conductive membranes and explain the development of bioconvection patterns generated by populations of gravitactic microorganisms in porous media.

    Using a common nomenclature throughout and with contributions from top experts, this cohesive book illustrates the role of porous media in addressing some of the most challenging issues in biomedical engineering and biotechnology. The book contains sophisticated porous media models that can be used to improve the accuracy of modeling a variety of biological processes.


  • Process validation in manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals / edited by Anurag S. Rathore, Gail Sofer
    RM 301.4 P76 2012

    Process Validation in Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals, Third Editiondelves into the key aspects and current practices of process validation. It includes discussion on the final version of the FDA 2011 Guidance for Industry on Process Validation Principles and Practices, commonly referred to as the Process Validation Guidanceor PVG, issued in final form on January 24, 2011. The book also provides guidelines and current practices, as well as industrial case studies illustrating the different approaches that can be taken for successful validation of biopharmaceutical processes.

    Case studies include

    Process validation for membrane chromatography Leveraging multivariate analysis tools to qualify scale-down models A matrix approach for process validation of a multivalent bacterial vaccine Purification validation for a therapeutic monoclonal antibody expressed and secreted by Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells Viral clearance validation studies for a product produced in a human cell line

    A much-needed resource, this book presents process characterization techniques for scaling down unit operations in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, including chromatography, chemical modification reactions, ultrafiltration, and microfiltration. It also provides practical methods to test raw materials and in-process samples. Stressing the importance of taking a risk-based approach towards computerized system compliance, this book will help you and your team ascertain process validation is carried out and exceeds expectations.


  • Hemodialysis membranes / Sirshendu De and Anirban Roy
    RC 901.7 H45D42 2017

    Book initiates with introductory material to hemodialysis technology and its historical evolution and later on divulging into the field of biomaterials. With this background, the book discusses selection criteria of a suitable biomaterial for synthesis of haemodialysis membranes along with illustration of a complete indigenous, low cost technology for spinning of haemodialysis fibres. Well illustrated description of instruments used for membrane characterization and biomedical engineering is also provided at suitable junctures to effectively present the concept including worked out examples. Present title can be a good textbook as well as a research material for membrane as well as biomedical engineering curricula and provides coverage for appropriate undergraduate and graduate students interested in hemodialysis membranes.


  • Pharmaceutical engineering change control / editor, Simon G. Turner
    RS 192 P455 2004
    Written especially for the pharmaceutical industry professional, this book addresses each part of the life-cycle of engineering change control. It covers issues in the EU and US and describes the operational requirements and responsibilities that ensure change controls are effectively applied and recorded. Providing guidance on how to demonstrate that a change control system is working, the book includes chapters on computer validation, customization of the change process to each project's needs, and case histories and anecdotes illustrate key points and provide a basis for change control training. It gives readers a toolbox for ensuring that adequate controls are implemented.

  • Troubling the angels : women living with HIV/AIDS / by Patricia A Lather and Christine S Smithies
    RC606.6

  • Biosimilars and interchangeable biologics : strategic elements / Sarfaraz K. Niazi, Therapeutic Proteins International LLC, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    RS 380 N53 2016

    What's the Deal with Biosimilars?

    Biosimilars are gaining momentum as new protein therapeutic candidates that can help fill a vital need in the healthcare industry. The biological drugs are produced by recombinant DNA technology that allows for large-scale production and an overall reduction time in costs and development.

    Part of a two-volume set that covers varying aspects of biosimilars, Biosimilars and Interchangeable Biologics: Strategic Elements explores the strategic planning side of biosimilar drugs and targets issues surrounding biosimilars that are linked to legal matters. This includes principal patents and intellectual property, regulatory pathways, and concerns about affordability on a global scale. It addresses the complexity of biosimilar products, and it discusses the utilization of biosimilars and related biological drugs in expanding world markets.

    Of specific interest to practitioners, researchers, and scientists in the biopharmaceutical industry, this volume examines the science, technology, finance, legality, ethics, and politics of biosimilar drugs. It considers strategic planning elements that include an overall understanding of the history and the current status of the art and science of biosimilars, and it provides detailed descriptions of the legal, regulatory, and commercial characteristics. The book also presents a global strategy on how to build, take to market, and manage the next generation of biosimilars throughout their life cycle.


  • Heat and mass transfer : a biological context / Ashim K. Datta
    R 856 D38 2017

    This substantially revised text represents a broader based biological engineering title. It includes medicine and other applications that are desired in curricula supported by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, as well as many bioengineering departments in both U.S. and worldwide departments. This new edition will focus on a significant number of biological applications, problem-solving techniques, and solved examples. Specifically there will be 160+ interesting application problems over an entended biological base (biomedical, bioenvironmental, etc.) that were originally developed by the author throughout his 13 years of teaching this course at Cornell.


  • Handbook for chemical process research and development / Wenyi Zhao
    RM 301.25 Z43 2017

    The Handbook for Chemical Process Research and Development focuses on developing processes for chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Forty years ago there were few process research and development activities in the pharmaceutical industry, partially due to the simplicity of the drug molecules. However, with the increasing structural complexity, especially the introduction of chiral centers into the drug molecules and strict regulations set by the EMA and FDA, process R&D has become one of the critical departments for pharmaceutical companies. This book assists with the key responsibility of process chemists to develop chemical processes for manufacturing pharmaceutical intermediates and final drug substances for clinical studies and commercial production.


  • Transport processes in pharmaceutical systems / edited by Gordon L. Amidon, Ping I. Lee, Elizabeth M. Topp
    RM 301.5 T73 2000
    This cutting-edge reference clearly explains pharmaceutical transport phenomena, demonstrating applications ranging from drug or nutrient uptake into vesicle or cell suspensions, drug dissolution and absorption across biological membranes, whole body kinetics, and drug release from polymer reservoirs and matrices to heat and mass transport in freeze-drying and hygroscopicity.
    Focuses on practical applications of drug delivery from a physical and mechanistic perspective, highlighting biological systems.
    Written by more than 30 international authorities in the field, Transport Processes in Pharmaceutical Systems
    discusses the crucial relationship between the transport process and thermodynamic factors
    analyzes the dynamics of diffusion at liquid-liquid, liquid-solid, and liquid-cultured cell interfaces
    covers prodrug design for improving membrane transport
    addresses the effects of external stimuli in altering some natural and synthetic polymer matrices
    examines properties of hydrogels, including synthesis, swelling degree, swelling kinetics, permeability, biocompatibility, and biodegradability
    presents mass transfer of drugs and pharmacokinetics based on mass balance descriptions
    and more!
    Containing over 1000 references and more than 1100 equations, drawings, photographs, micrographs, and tables, Transport Processes in Pharmaceutical Systems is a must-read resource for research pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and chemists, chemical engineers, physical chemists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

  • Scaffolding in tissue engineering / edited by Peter X. Ma, Jennifer Elisseeff
    R 857 T55S366 2005
    The growing interest in scaffolding design and increasing research programs dedicated to regenerative medicine corroborate the need for Scaffolding in Tissue Engineering. While certain books and journal articles address various aspects in the field, this is the first current, comprehensive text focusing on scaffolding for tissue engineering.

    Scaffolding in Tissue Engineering reviews the general principles of tissue engineering and concentrates on the principles, methods, and applications for a broad range of tissue engineering scaffolds. The first section presents an in-depth exploration of traditional and novel materials, including alginates, polysaccharides, and fibrillar fibrin gels. The following section covers fabrication technologies, discussing three-dimensional scaffold design, laboratory-scale manufacture of a cell carrier, phase separation, self-assembly, gas foaming, solid freeform fabrication, injectable systems, and immunoisolation techniques. Subsequent chapters examine structural and functional scaffold modification, composite scaffolds, bioactive hydrogels, gene delivery, growth factors, and degradation of biodegradable polymers. The final section explores various tissue engineering applications, comprising chapters on blood cell substitutes, and tissue engineering of nerves, the tendons, ligaments, cornea, cartilage and myocardium, meniscal tissue.

    While providing a comprehensive summary of current knowledge and technologies, Scaffolding in Tissue Engineering gives readers insight into new trends and directions for scaffold development and for an ever-expanding range of tissue engineering applications.

  • Health, health care and medicare : a report / by the National Council of Welfare
    RA 412.5 C3H43

  • Handbook of speckle filtering and tracking in cardiovascular ultrasound imaging and video / edited by Christos P. Loizou, Constantinos S. Pattichis and Jan D'hooge
    RC 78.7 U4 H36 2018eb
    This is the first book to combine speckle imaging and video filtering and tracking, and their applications. It provides different levels of material to researchers interested in developing imaging and video systems with better quality by limiting the corruption of speckle noise in their systems. Supporting sample imaging and video datasets will also be made available on the web, as well as sample source codes of the algorithms presented in this book via a MATLAB® toolbox available to download from the editors' website.

  • Engineering high quality medical software : regulations, standards, methodologies and tools for certification / Antonio Coronato
    R 858 C67 2018eb

    No longer confined to medical devices, medical software has become a pervasive technology giving healthcare operators access to clinical information stored in electronic health records and clinical decision support systems, supporting robot-assisted telesurgery, and providing the technology behind ambient assisted living. These systems and software must be designed, built and maintained according to strict regulations and standards to ensure that they are safe, reliable and secure.

    Engineering High Quality Medical Software illustrates how to exploit techniques, methodologies, development processes and existing standards to realize high-confidence medical software. After an introductory survey of the topic the book covers global regulations and standards (including EU MDD 93/42/EEC, FDA Title 21 of US CFR, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC 52304, IEEE 1012 and ISO/IEC 29119), verification and validation techniques and techniques, and methodologies and engineering tasks for the development, configuration and maintenance of medical software.


  • Family therapy review : contrasting contemporary models / edited by Anne Rambo [and others]
    RC 488.5 F3492 2013
    This unique text uses one common case to demonstrate the applications of a wide range of family therapy models. Readers will find it useful when studying for the national family therapy licensing exam, which requires that exam takers be able to apply these models to case vignettes. The authors, all of whom are practicing family therapists, apply their chosen model of family therapy to a single, hypothetical case tonbsp; highlight what each model looks like in practice. Beginning therapists will find the exposure to new ideas about therapy useful, and will be better able to establish which approaches they want to explore in more depth. Experienced therapists and supervisors will find it useful to understand what "those other family therapists" are doing, and to meet the challenge of supervising those from different perspectives. Family Therapy Review is the practical tool therapists need to make sense of the field, and meet the varied challenges their clients present.

  • Mental health and emerging adulthood among homeless young people / Les B. Whitbeck, with the Midwest Longitudinal Study of Homeless Adolescents team
    RJ 503 W395 2009

    What happens to homeless and runaway adolescents when they become adults? This is the first study that follows homeless youth into young adulthood and reviews the mental health consequences of runaway episodes and street life. The adolescents were interviewed every three months for three years from their mid teens to their early twenties. The study documents the psychological consequences associated with becoming adults when missing the critical developmental tasks of adolescence. The authors report high levels of psychological problems associated with victimization prior to and after running away. These victimization experiences shape the behaviors of these young people, affecting their relationships with others and their chances of conventional adjustment. Across time, the more successful their adaptation to street life and the street economy, the more barriers to conventional adult life emerge.

    The distress, including self-mutilation and suicidal behaviors, among this population is examined, as well as the impact street life has on future relationships, education, and employment. Nutritional and health problems are also explored, along with the social and economic impact of this population on society. As such, the book provides insight about why the current prevention and treatment programs are failing in an effort to help policy makers modify approaches to adolescent runaways.

    Intended as a supplementary text for undergraduate and/or graduate courses on homelessness, high risk youth, social deviance, adolescence and/or emerging adulthood taught in departments of psychology, human development, sociology, social work, and public health, this compelling book will also appeal to anyone who works with homeless adolescents.


  • Seeing red : HIV/AIDS and public policy in Canada / edited by Suzanne Hindmarch, Michael Orsini, and Marilou Gagnon
    RA 643.86 C3 S44 2018

    What does it mean to think of HIV/AIDS policy in a critical manner? Seeing Red offers the first critical analysis of HIV/AIDS policy in Canada. Featuring the diverse experiences of people living with HIV, this collection highlights various perspectives from academics, activists, and community workers who look ahead to the new and complex challenges associated with HIV/AIDS and Canadian society.

    In addition to representing a diversity of voices and perspectives, Seeing Red reflects on historical responses to HIV/AIDS in Canada. Among the specific issues addressed are the over-representation of Indigenous peoples among those living with HIV, the criminalization of HIV, and barriers to health and support services, particularly as experienced by vulnerable and marginalized populations. The editors and contributors seek to show that Canada has been neither uniquely compassionate nor proactive when it comes to supporting those living with HIV/AIDS. Instead, this remains a critical area of public policy, one fraught with challenges as well as possibilities.


  • HIV/AIDS
    RC 607 A26H58 1992
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