Scientific Writing Techniques and Project Management in Biotechnology has been designed to provide a comprehensive basic text for medical and biotechnology students to make them conversant with molecular biology techniques, bioinformatics, art of planning and writing scientific research, issues of ethics and funding that arise while doing a research. In the past decades, the power of genetic analysis has grown with the introduction of recombinant DNA technology and genomics. Acquiring DNA sequence has become a routine Deciphering genetic information encoded in DNA sequence requires knowledge of what to look for, algorithms capable of detecting interesting features in sequences and computers to perform such complex analysis, leading to emergence of the new field of bioinformatics. Molecular biology is driven to a great extent by economics and a future researcher biotechnologist needs to be conversant with patenting issues biotech project management and product life cycle and capital investment and marketing, leading to emergence of a specialized subject biotechnology entrepreneurship. The book has separate sections on survey of techniques in molecular biology research and development of projects management of projects and marketing of biotechnology inventions and intellectual property and patenting.
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  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-81-318-0538-1
  • Chapter 1

    TECHNIQUES IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Amazing developments in biotechnology in late twentieth century include—decoding of human genome, cloning, gene therapy, progress in stem cell research and RNA interference.
  • Chapter 2

    TECHNIQUES IN RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Human Genomic Project deciphered 3 billion base pairs that make up the genetic code. In 1988, US National Research Council’s special committee formulated a 15-years human genome project, costing some $ 200 million a year. In September 1994, a genetic map with 1 cM resolution was accomplished and a physical map involving 52,000 sequence- tagged sites (STSs) was completed in October 1998.
  • Chapter 3


    It is the science of using information to understand biology. It is conceptualizing biology in terms of molecules and applying informatics techniques (computer science, applied mathematics and statistics) to organize the information associated with these molecules. Bioinformatics and data mining are two latest areas of research involving computer-assisted management of data generated for biotechnology applications. The information generated in genomics is enormous and its interpretation requires the use of powerful computers and specific softwares.
  • Chapter 4

    SCIENTIFIC WRITING Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    What is a Scientific Paper A scientific paper is not a technical report or term paper. It is a paper worth writing only if it has general implications for knowledge. One should think of his role as guiding future efforts of scholars since others will come after you with newer data and better models!
  • Chapter 5

    SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Scientific programme includes a limited spaces for presentation of abstracts, either as oral communications or posters.
  • Chapter 6

    FUNDING AGENCIES Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Chapter F UNDING A GENCIES SCIENCE FUNDING ORGANIZA TIONS Biotechnology companies e specially those profitable today, face a coming decade that may be even painful than the past decade was for global pharma, when many saw their valuations cut in half, not to mention all restructuring and management havoc. Most biotech companies achieved their success behind just one or two block busting drugs that are priced boldly and marketed aggressively. In spite of billions in R and D, large pharma have failed to produce much in the way of next round of innovations. It seems increasingly clear that once a biotechnology company reaches a certain size, it, like its large pharma counterparts, becomes unable to get much out of its heavy R&D spending.
  • Chapter 7

    PREPARATION OF R D PROJECTS FOR FUNDING Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    1st step in res earch project is generation of research idea. This idea develops only after extensive reading and studying the relevant literature.
  • Chapter 8


    “Biological resource centres BRCs are an essential part of the infrastructure underpinning life sciences and biotechnology. They consist of service providers and repositories of the living cells, genomes of organism, and information relating to heredity and the functions of biological systems. BRCs contain collections of culturable organisms (e.g., micro-organisms, plant, animal and human cells), replicable parts of these (e.g., genomes, plasmids, viruses, cDNAs), viable but not yet culturable organisms, cells and tissues, as well as databases containing molecular, physiological and structural information relevant to these collections and related bioinformatics”
  • Chapter 9

    CAPITAL INVESTMENT Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Biotechnology has unlimited potential due to its capability to generate unlimited range of and useful products/services concerned with virtually every aspect of human existence. e.g., in mid-90s, over 130 biotechnologically derived pharmaceuticals aimed at everything from hemophilia to AIDS, and from anaemia to leukaemia, were under regulatory review in USA. The contribution of biotechnological products to global market is rising rapidly and is expected to increase from US $ 100 billion/year in 2000 to further higher.
  • Chapter 10


    The key survival of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies is to place successful products on the market place. Project managers are becoming an increasingly integral part of that strategy. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies face constant challenges in the course of developing new pharmaceuticals or other products.
  • Chapter 11


    IP arises from an a pplication of intellect and ingenuity and is usually in the form of an idea, concept, design, process etc. to generate a product ultimately. With emergence of modern technology, intellectual property is legal characterization and treatment of trade-related biotechnological processes and products
  • Chapter 12

    BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PATENTS Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    The principal objective of biote chnology is to produce commercial products for economic gain.

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