With its distinguished editor and expert team of international contributors, the book is an invaluable reference for researchers and scientists in the field of biomaterials, both in academia and industry.
Heimo O. Ylänen is Associate Professor at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Dr. Ylänen is a materials science engineer who obtained his Bachelor and Master’s degree from the Åbo Akademi University, Turku Finland. After obtaining his M.Sc. he worked for 17 years in an international pharmaceutical company before returning to Academia to obtain his Ph.D. In 2004, he was invited to begin as a director of Turku Biomaterials Centre at University of Turku. In September 2008, Ylänen was invited to start as a Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tampere University of Technology. He retired from TUT at the end of 2014. Today, he ́s working as Senior Academic Advisor in two Finnish start-up companies established on the research results raised during the university research.
In Ending Aging, Dr. de Grey and his research assistant Michael Rae describe the details of this biotechnology. They explain that the aging of the human body, just like the aging of man-made machines, results from an accumulation of various types of damage. As with man-made machines, this damage can periodically be repaired, leading to indefinite extension of the machine's fully functional lifetime, just as is routinely done with classic cars. We already know what types of damage accumulate in the human body, and we are moving rapidly toward the comprehensive development of technologies to remove that damage. By demystifying aging and its postponement for the nonspecialist reader, de Grey and Rae systematically dismantle the fatalist presumption that aging will forever defeat the efforts of medical science.
Filling the void, Biotechnology Operations: Principles and Practices reflects this integrative philosophy, serving as a practical guide for students, professionals, or anyone else with interests in the biotech industry. Although many books emphasize specific technical aspects of biotech, this is perhaps the first to integrate essential concepts of product development and scientific and management skills with the seven functional areas of biotechnology:
Biomanufacturing Clinical trials Nonclinical studies Project management Quality assurance Quality control Regulatory affairs
A practical roadmap to optimizing biotechnology operations, this reference illustrates how to use specific product planning, design, and project management processes to seamlessly merge plans and efforts in the key functional areas. Applying lessons learned throughout the nascent history of biotech, author Michael Roy highlights developmental principles that could bring future products to market more safely and efficiently. Drawing from his experiences working in industry and teaching a graduate course at the University of Wisconsin, this hotly anticipated book clarifies basic methodologies and practices to help reduce risks and resolve problems as future technological discoveries are developed into tangible products.