Microspheres and microcapsules have very broad applications in various fields, especially in those of biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals, as targeting drug–delivery carriers, separation media for protein, peptide, DNA, and so forth. It is a big challenge to design and prepare microspheres and microcapsules of different sizes and structures from various materials and develop new techniques.
This book focuses on new microspheres and microcapsules specifically designed and prepared for application in the fields of biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals involving bioreaction, bioseparation, bioformulation, biodetection, and other new bioapplications. It provides a deep knowledge about the principles of design, preparation methods, and application results of new microspheres and microcapsules for each bioapplication area. The book also presents problems that need to be studied further and comments on the future prospects of microspheres and microcapsules.
"There has been an ever-increased interest in novel functional microspheres and microcapsules over recent years. This book presents state-of-the-art studies on developing microspheres and microcapsules for various applications in bioprocessing, drug delivery, and medicine, including the authors’ own research, which is an excellent source to inspire scientists and engineers in this area."
—Prof. Zhibing Zhang, University of Birmingham, UK
"Focusing on applications to biotechnology, this book discusses the recent developments in the principles of design and preparation methodology of microspheres and microcapsules and those of novel results and information obtained by experts of each subject. The readers can find detailed routes from basic chemistry to various biological and medical applications in this book. The selected topics should be of particular interest to readers who belong to research facilities in companies and universities treating bio-related subjects at the cutting edge."
—Prof. Toshiaki Dobashi, Gunma University, Japan
"This book provides a snapshot of how to design and prepare microspheres and microcapsules specifically for bio-related applications. The diverse topics covered are actively investigated with contributions from leading experts in the field. I believe this book will serve to provide a background for researchers and graduate students working in this interesting field and also be a source of inspiration for future work in this discipline."
—Prof. To Ngai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Microspheres for Enzyme Immobilization
Microspheres for Cell Culture
Microcapsules for Cell Transplantation: Design, Preparation and Application
Microspheres for the Separation and Refolding of Proteins with an Emphasis on Particles Made of Agarose
Microspheres for Separation of Bioactive Small Molecules
Microspheres for Separation of PEG-modified Biomolecules
Microspheres for Solid Phase Organic Synthesis
Microspheres for Solid-phase Modification of Proteins
Microspheres and Microcapsules for Protein Drug Delivery
Micro/nanopheres for Gene Drug Delivery
Microsphere for Targeting Delivery of Anti-cancer Drug
Microsphere for Targeting Delivery to Brain
Nano/microsphere in Bioimaging and Medical Diagnosis
Design, Preparation and Application of Affinity Latex For Diagnosis and Bioassay