New Horizons in Biotechnology

  • S. Roussos
  • C. R. Soccol
  • A. Pandey
  • C. Augur
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Industrial Biotechnology

    1. F. J. Weber, J. Oostra, F. J. I. Nagel, M. A. I. Schutyser, M. J. Hoogschagen, Y. S. P. Rahardjo et al.
      Pages 17-25
    2. A. Sabu, K. M. Nampoothiri, P. Latha, V. Kannan, G. Szakacs, A. Pandey
      Pages 27-34
    3. M. Ismaili-Alaoui, M. Kamal, A. Kademi, A. Morin, S. Roussos, A. Houde
      Pages 35-41
    4. A. Kademi, A. Morin, M. Ismaili-Alaoui, S. Roussos, J. Baratti, A. Houde
      Pages 43-55
    5. S. M. Mas Diego, A. Gonzalez Morla, M. Campos Sofia, D. Cabeza Pulles
      Pages 57-62
    6. P. Prasertsan, S. Jitbunjerdkul, Trairatananukoon, T. Prachumratana
      Pages 63-71
    7. V. S. Bisaria, S. Mishra, V. Sahai, J. K. Jain, R. M. Mathur
      Pages 123-132
    8. A. Rozzi, E. Ficara, E. Remigi
      Pages 133-151
    9. J. A. Rodriguez-Leon, G. Bueno, D. E. Rodriguez, G. Delgado, P. Serrano, M. A. Brizuela
      Pages 163-172
    10. A. C. Banerjee, A. Kundu, S. K. Ghosh
      Pages 193-198
    11. K. Yokota, S. Lu, I. Takata, A. Kishimoto, K. Maeta, K. Nishimura et al.
      Pages 199-214
  3. Environmental Biotechnology

About these proceedings

Introduction

The practice of biotechnology, though different in style, scale and substance in globalizing science for development involves all countries. Investment in biotechnology in the industrialised, the developing, and the least developed countries, is now amongst the widely accepted avenues being used for economie development. The simple utilization of kefir technology, the detoxification of injurious chemical pesticides e.g. parathion, the genetic tailoring of new crops, and the production of a first of a kind of biopharmaceuticals illustrate the global scope and content of biotechnology research endeavour and effort. In the developing and least developed nations, and in which the 9 most populous countries· are encountered, problems concerning management of the environment, food security, conservation of human health resources and capacity­ building are important factors that influence the path to sustainable development. Long-term use of biotechnology in the agricultural, food, energy and health sectors is expected to yield a windfall of economic, environmental and social benefits. Already the prototypes of new medicines and of prescription fruit vaccines are available. Gene­ based agriculture and medieine is increasingly being adopted and accepted. Emerging trends and practices are reflected in the designing of more efficient bioprocesses, and in new research in enzyme and fermentation technology, in the bioconversion of agro­ industrial residues into bio-utility products, in animal healthcare, and in the bioremediation and medical biotechnologies. Indeed, with each new day, new horizons in biotechnology beckon.

Keywords

Biofilter Bioremediation Biosensor Fermentation Phosphor biochemistry biomass biotechnology enzymes erythrocyte genetic engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Roussos
    • 1
  • C. R. Soccol
    • 2
  • A. Pandey
    • 3
  • C. Augur
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Microbiologie IRD, IFR-BAIMUniversité de ProvenceMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Processos Biotecnologicos, Departamento Engenharia QuimicaUniversidade Federal do Parana (UFPR)CuritibaBrazil
  3. 3.Biotechnology Division, Regional Research LaboratoriesCSIRTrivandrumIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0203-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6468-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0203-4
  • About this book
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Biotechnology
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