Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology

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Viktor Nedovic, Ronnie Willaert
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 17, 2013 - Science - 555 pages
Cell immobilisation biotechnology is a multidisciplinary area, shown to have an important impact on many scientific subdisciplines, including biomedicine, pharmacology, cosmetics, food and agricultural sciences, beverage production, industrial and municipal waste treatment, analytical applications, and biologics production. The two volumes on Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology are the result of the editors' intention to collate the extensive and widespread information on fundamental aspects and applications of immobilisation/encapsulation biotechnology into a comprehensive reference work and to provide an overview of the most recent results and developments in this domain.
Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology Biotechnology is divided into two volumes. The first volume is dedicated to fundamental aspects of cell immobilisation while the second volume deals with the diverse applications of this technology.
The first volume, Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology, comprises 26 chapters arranged into four parts:

-"Materials for cell immobilisation/encapsulation",

-"Methods and technologies for cell immobilisation/encapsulation",

-"Carrier characterisation and bioreactor design", and

-"Physiology of immobilised cells: techniques and mathematical modelling".

Audience: This volume is intended to cover the needs of, and to be the essential resource for, both the academic and industrial communities involved in the study of cell immobilisation biotechnology. A combination of biological and engineering/technology aspects is included to reach an even wider audience, such as specialists in biochemistry, microbiology, biology, medicine, chemical, biochemical and tissue engineering, who seek a broad view on cell immobilisation/encapsulation fundamentals and applications.

Reviews:

"It is now over 30 years since serious exploration and development of methods for immobilising cells began. This book fills that need more than adequately, providing information both for experts and for newcomers to the field, and should be available in the library of any institution involved in biotechnology." Chris Bucke in Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 81: 730 (2006)

"In summary, this book provides a rich expertise and knowledge on all aspects of cell immobilisation/encapsulation fundamentals. It presents a comprehensive up-to-date source of information for each scientist approaching this discipline." A. Durieux and A. van Landschoot in Cerevisia, vol 31, N1-2006

 

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Contents

Biomaterials for cell immobilization
15
Entrapment in Lentikats 53
52
Starches as encapsulation materials
65
versatile materials for encapsulation 73
72
Polyelectrolyte complexes for microcapsule formation
103
Preformed carriers for cell immobilisation
121
Microcapsule formulation and formation
165
Liquid core caspules for applications in biotechnology 185
184
analysisvideo system
285
The JetCutter technology
295
Industrial scale encapsulation of cells using
311
Atomisation techniques for immobilisation of cells in micro gel beads 327
326
Spray coating and drying processes
343
Diffusive mass transfer in immobilised cell systems 359
358
Characterization of microcapsules
389
Immobilised cell bioreactors 411
410

Direct compression novel method for encapsulation of probiotic cells
205
Cell immobilisation in preformed porous matrices 229
229
Whole cell immobilization in chopped hollow fibres
245
Use of vibration technology for jet breakup for encapsulation of cells
257
Immobilization of cells and enzymes using electrostatic droplet generation 277
276
PART 4
437
Physiology of immobilised microbial cells 469
468
Modelling immobilisedcell processes
493
INDEX
547
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