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1st Edition

Antimicrobials in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Research

Edited By

Arti Gupta



  • Available for pre-order on March 6, 2023. Item will ship after March 27, 2023
ISBN 9781032215532
March 27, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
250 Pages 21 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The need for state-of-the-art antimicrobial agents is greater than forever because of the development of multidrug resistance in communal pathogens, the rapid rise of new infections, and the potential for use of multidrug-resistant agents in biological protection. Although the need for novel antimicrobials is increasing, development of such agents faces significant obstacles. Pharmaceutical research and development costs, which are estimated to be $400–$800 million per approved agent. The most important natural antimicrobial compounds derived from various plant sources containing a wide variety of secondary metabolites. With collected contributions from international subject experts, it focuses primarily on antimicrobials.

This book deliberates recent developments in microbial science in combating infectious diseases and explores advances in antimicrobial constituents and their applications in the fight against bacteria. In addition, it also provides a variety of photographs, diagrams, and tables to help illustrate the material. In this book, the novel strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance are described, emphasizing collaborative measures of control. We describe the concerted efforts undertaken by global communities to combat antimicrobial resistance in detail. The most efficient strategy could be a behavioural change towards indiscriminate consumption, usage, and prescription of antibiotics.

Students, research scientists, academicians and policy makers can benefit from Current Trends in Antimicrobial Research: Antimicrobial in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Research as a resource that addresses biotechnology, applied microbiology, healthcare/pharmaceutical products, medicinal plant products, and all disciplines related to antimicrobial research.


  • Covers development in plant-based antimicrobials for sepsis management and progress
  • Describes modern approaches for phyto-nanoconjugates in combating multidrug resistance in biomedicine
  • Details methods to improve antimicrobial properties to have a longer service life in combating infection
  • Describe bacteriocins and plant metabolites as biotechnological tools in food, pharmaceuticals and therapeutics applications
  • Highlights natural antimicrobial therapeutic peptides
  • Offers current and future applications of emerging antimicrobial technologies

Table of Contents

1. Antimicrobial cryogels for biomedical use

2. Natural antimicrobial therapeutic peptides: milk lactoferricin and Spirulina platensis peptides

3. Plant-Based Antimicrobials for Sepsis Management: What progress have we made?

4. Antimicrobials: Advances in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Research

5. Phyto-Nanoconjugates in combating Multidrug Resistance in Medical Research

6. Essential Oil Components: Anti viral Properties

7. Antimicrobials for sepsis management-Where do we stand?

8. Bacteriocins as Biotechnological tools in food and pharmaceuticals: Applications and future prospects

9. Plant-Based Metabolites as Source of Antimicrobial Therapeutics: Prospects and Challenges.

10. New alternatives of treatment against intestinal parasite infection


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Dr Arti Gupta. Ph.D. obtained Ph.D. from Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India in 2010 in Animal Science. Dr. Arti Gupta’s current research interests are Animal Biotechnology, Molecular Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Animal Biotechnology, Bioprocess Technology, and Microbiology. From July 2014 to till date, Dr. Arti is serving for Sri Avadh Raj Singh Smarak Degree College, Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, India and engaged in some editorial work with Springer Nature. Dr. Gupta has 10 years of teaching and research experiences in Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology. Dr. Gupta has been awarded with University Topper (Gold Medal), M.Sc. (Biotech.) from Ch.C.S.University, Meerut, Young Scientist Award (Gold Medal) awarded by the Zoological Society of India, Lucknow, Best Poster Presenter awarded by Asian Journal of Experimental Science, Jaipur, Best Poster Presenter awarded by International Consortium of Contemporary Biologists (ICCB) and Madhawai-Shyam Educational Trust, Ranchi, Fellowship Award awarded by International Consortium of Contemporary Biologist (FICCB) and Madhawi Shayam Educational Trust (FMSET) and Dr. V.P. Agarwal (Gold Medal) awarded by D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Muzaffarnagar. In her honour one monograph, 07 Book Chapters, around 50 National and International research papers published, 7 published edited books, she has issued 28 abstracts in National and International Symposia/ Seminars / Conferences / Workshops have been attended. Dr. Arti has lifetime membership of Indian Science Congress Association, Biotech Research Society of India, Zoological Society of India and International Consortium of Contemporary Biologist. She has been serving as several editorial board members. Previously, Dr. Gupta served as Teaching Personnel, G.B. Pantnagar University, pantnagar, Uttrakhand, India; Visiting Academic Researcher, BAMRC, SRUC, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dr Ram Prasad, Ph.D. is associated with Department of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar, India. His research interest includes applied & environmental microbiology, plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than two hundred publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles & book chapters and six patents issued or pending, and edited or authored of several books. Dr. Prasad has twelve years of teaching experience and has been awarded the Young Scientist Award & Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB fellowship by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators, USA; Outstanding Scientist Award in the field of Microbiology; BRICPL Science Investigator Award and Research Excellence Award etc. He has been serving as several editorial board members. Previously, Dr. Prasad served as Assistant Professor Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India; Visiting Assistant Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States and Research Associate Professor at School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.