Author: Geoff Hanlon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-12-10
This text is an essential study guide for undergraduates studying microbiology modules on degree courses in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. Written by two pharmacists each with over 30 years experience of teaching, research and publishing in pharmaceutical microbiology, it distills the subject down into the essential elements that pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists need to know in order to practice their profession, and it covers all the microbiology components of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's indicative syllabus that is at the heart of every UK pharmacy degree. Much of the applied microbiology that a pharmacist or pharmaceutical scientist needs to know is unique: topics like the manufacture of microbiologically sterile medicines and their subsequent protection against microbial contamination and spoilage, the detection of hazardous microorganisms in medicines and antibiotics' manufacture and assay are all covered here. Essential Microbiology for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Students displays material in an easy to-digest format and concepts are explained using diagrams, tables and pictures wherever possible. The book contains an extensive self-assessment section that includes typical multiple choice, short answer and essay-style examination questions, and a companion website to further test your knowledge from a selection of questions along with further links to relevant sites.
Author: Stephen P. Denyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Pharmaceutical microbiology has a bearing on all aspects of pharmacy, from the manufacture and quality control of pharmaceutical products through to an understanding of the mode of action of antibiotics. Fully revised and restructured, drawing on the contributions of subject experts, and including material relevant to the European curricula in pharmacy, the eighth edition covers: biology of micro-organisms pathogens and host response prescribing therapeutics contamination and infection control pharmaceutical production current trends and new directions Hugo and Russell’s Pharmaceutical Microbiology, a standard text for Schools of Pharmacy for seven editions, continues to be a user-friendly and authoritative guide for both students and practitioners of pharmacy and pharmaceutical microbiology. 'Highly Commended' in the Pharmacology section of the 2012 BMA Book Awards
Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Essentials for Quality Assurance and Quality Control presents that latest information on protecting pharmaceutical and healthcare products from spoilage by microorganisms, and protecting patients and consumers. With both sterile and non-sterile products, the effects can range from discoloration to the potential for fatality. The book provides an overview of the function of the pharmaceutical microbiologist and what they need to know, from regulatory filing and GMP, to laboratory design and management, and compendia tests and risk assessment tools and techniques. These key aspects are discussed through a series of dedicated chapters, with topics covering auditing, validation, data analysis, bioburden, toxins, microbial identification, culture media, and contamination control. Contains the applications of pharmaceutical microbiology in sterile and non-sterile products Presents the practical aspects of pharmaceutical microbiology testing Provides contamination control risks and remediation strategies, along with rapid microbiological methods Includes bioburden, endotoxin, and specific microbial risks Highlights relevant case studies and risk assessment scenarios
Textbook of Pharmaceutical Mircobiology is an attempt to make each chapter independent and self-contained. This book is very important and essential for every pharmacy student because it s direct connection with pharmaceutical industry, particularly in ma
A user-friendly guide for the evaluation of microbiological assays, Microbiological Assay for Pharmaceutical Analysis: A Rational Approach provides a lucid explanation of the sources of error in microbiological assay and helps analysts choose efficient assay designs that will minimize those sources of error. Beginning with a review of the theoretical basis for the quantitative aspects, the author discusses microbiological assay as a branch of pharmaceutical analysis and distinguishes it from biological assay in general. He draws attention to the microbiological aspects that may not be so obvious to the chemical analyst and to the analytical aspects that may not be so obvious to the microbiologist. The book contains detailed evaluations of assays that illustrate typical experimental designs and addresses how to present a realistic assessment of the best potency estimate from a series of assays. Although there are other valuable books available in this area, they do not address evaluation. Microbiological Assay for Pharmaceutical Analysis: A Rational Approach expands on the guidance given in pharmacopoeias and helps you choose the assay design most appropriate for the purpose of your assay.
A needed resource for pharmaceutical scientists and cosmetic chemists, Essential Chemistry for Formulators of Semisolid and Liquid Dosages provides insight into the basic chemistry of mixing different phases and test methods for the stability study of nonsolid formulations. The book covers foundational surface/colloid chemistry, which forms the necessary background for making emulsions, suspensions, solutions, and nano drug delivery systems, and the chemistry of mixing, which is critical for further formulation of drug delivery systems into semisolid (gels, creams, lotions, and ointments) or liquid final dosages. Expanding on these foundational principles, this useful guide explores stability testing methods, such as particle size, rheological/viscosity, microscopy, and chemical, and closes with a valuable discussion of regulatory issues. Essential Chemistry for Formulators of Semisolid and Liquid Dosages offers scientists and students the foundation and practical guidance to make and analyze semisolid and liquid formulations. Unique coverage of the underlying chemistry that makes possible stable dosages Quality content written by experienced experts from the drug development industry Valuable information for academic and industrial scientists developing topical and liquid dosage formulations for pharmaceutical as well as skin care and cosmetic products
Author: Martin C. Easter
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2003-03-19
In recent years there has been increased interest in the possibility of rapid microbiological methods offering enhanced potential error detection capabilities. However, these methods raise a number of questions, such as how to validate new methods, will they be accepted by the pharmacopoeias, and, most importantly, how will the regulators respond? Rapid Microbiological Methods in the Pharmaceutical Industry answers these questions and more. Martin Easter and his panel of experts: § Describe the range of rapid microbiological methods and their applications, including practical tips, and their status regarding validation, established use, and regulatory acceptance § Explore the origins of current methods and the current issues facing the requirements of microbiology and its associated test methods § Delineate the challenges involved in seeking better and more pragmatic methods for the assessment of microbial hazards and risks to ensure product and consumer safety The book assists you in applying an effective system to assess the real microbiological hazards and, hence, quantify realistic risks. Additionally, it provides monitoring methods that will deliver meaningful, useful data for effective decision making in manufacturing, quality assurance, and product safety. The expert and authoritative information in Rapid Microbiological Methods in the Pharmaceutical Industry will help you find better solutions to ensuring the microbiological safety of pharmaceutical products. Features
Author: James Agalloco
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-04-19
The preparation of sterile products using aseptic processing is considered perhaps the most critical process in the pharmaceutical industry and has witnessed continual improvement over the last half century. New approaches that have transformed classical aseptic production methods are appearing almost daily. This book reviews emerging technologies for aseptic processing that will markedly reduce the level of contamination risk for sterile products and includes coverage on: The use of isolator and barrier concepts for aseptic processing and assembly. The application of robotics as an alternative to gowned personnel. The increasing reliance on automation to minimize or eliminate operator intervention. The design, operational, monitoring and compliance changes necessary for success with advanced aseptic processing. Advanced Aseptic Processing Technology is an essential reference for anyone working with sterile products, and is recommended for individuals in manufacturing,, compliance, regulatory affairs, microbiology, environmental monitoring, sterility testing, sterilization, validation, engineering, development, facility and equipment design, component and equipment suppliers, automation, and robotics.
Responding to the clear need for an immunology text written with the pharmacist and pharmaceutical scientist in mind, this volume highlights issues of particular relevance to pharmacy practice, including hypersensitivity reactions to natural allergens and pharmaceutical agents. Core immunological issues, such as congenital immunodeficiency disorders and those caused by pathogens such as in AIDS, are thoroughly discussed. Also highlighted is the impact of biotechnology on immunology and the development of immunopharmaceutical agents. Special attention is given to clinically related issues, such as immunotherapy in cancer, immune disorders, and organ transplantation. Immunodiagnostic agents used professionally in hospitals as well as OTC immunodiagnostics are covered. Appendices list all immunotherapeutic agents that have been developed or are still under development. Each chapter ends with a series of self-assessment questions and/or illustrative case studies which will be of use to students for exam preparation and revision.
Author: Stuart Hogg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Essential Microbiology is a comprehensive introductory text aimed at students taking a first course in the subject. Covering all aspects of microbiology, it describes the structure and function of microbes before considering their place in the the living world. The second half of the book focuses on applied aspects such as genetic engineering, industrial microbiology and the control of microorganisms. Adopting a modern approach and with extensive use of clear comprehensive diagrams, Essential Microbiology explains key topics through the use of definition boxes and end of chapter questions. This book is invaluable for undergraduate students in the biological, food and health sciences taking a first course in Microbiology. comprehensive introduction covering all aspects of this exciting subject. includes numerous examples and applications from a wide range of fields. definition boxes, key points and self-test questions enhance student understanding.
Author: Laurie L. Marbas
Publisher: Blackwell Science Incorporated
Release Date: 2002
Visual Mnemonics for Pharmacology offers cartoon drawings plus high yield review content - just the book you need! "Concept diagramming" links basic science ideas with memorable visual aids. Each drawing captures a great deal of information. Formatted with plenty of space for notes and reminders, the illustrations can be colored to further enhance memory. Laurie Marbas, a third year medical student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center created this series to learn the concepts. Many of her classmates also used these drawings and reported improved test scores. Perfect for medical students -- physician assistants, nurse practitioners and related health professionals will also find Visual Mnemonics valuable.
Author: Jason C. Gallagher
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2016-11-21
Antibiotics Simplified, Fourth Edition is a best-selling, succinct guide designed to bridge knowledge gained in basic sciences courses with clinical practice in infectious diseases. This practical text reviews basic microbiology and how to approach the pharmacotherapy of a patient with a presumed infection. It also contains concise Drug Class Reviews with an explanation of the characteristics of various classes of antibacterial drugs and antifungal drugs. This text simplifies learning infectious disease pharmacotherapy and condenses the many facts that are taught about antibiotics into one quick reference guide. This guide will help students learn the characteristics of antibiotics and why an antibiotic is useful for an indication. With an understanding of the characteristics of the antibiotics, students will be able to make a logical choice to treat an infection more easily.
In recent years, the field of pharmaceutical microbiology has experienced numerous technological advances, accompanied by the publication of new and harmonized compendial methods. It is therefore imperative for those who are responsible for monitoring the microbial quality of pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical products to keep abreast of the latest changes. Microbial Limit and Bioburden Tests: Validation Approaches and Global Requirements guides readers through the various microbiological methods listed in the compendia with easy-to-follow diagrams and approaches to validations of such test methodologies. Includes New and Updated Material Now in its second edition, this work is the culmination of research and discussions with technical experts, as well as USP and FDA representatives on various topics of interest to the pharmaceutical microbiologist and those responsible for the microbial quality of products, materials, equipment, and manufacturing facilities. New in this edition is an entire chapter dedicated to the topic of biofilms and their impact on pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical operations. The subject of rapid methods in microbiology has been expanded and includes a discussion on the validation of alternative microbiological methods and a case study on microbial identification in support of a product contamination investigation. Substantially updated and revised, this book assists readers in understanding the fundamental issues associated with pharmaceutical microbiology and provides them with tools to create effective microbial contamination control and microbial testing programs for the areas under their responsibility.
Author: Nita K. Pandit
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2007
This unique textbook provides an introductory, yet comprehensive overview of the pharmaceutical sciences. It is the first text of its kind to pursue an interdisciplinary approach in this area of study. Readers are introduced to basic concepts related to the specific disciplines in the pharmaceutical sciences, including pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and medicinal chemistry. In an easy-to-read writing style, the book provides readers with up-to-date information on pharmacogenomics and includes comprehensive coverage of industrial drug development and regulatory approval processes. Each chapter includes chapter outlines and critical-thinking exercises, as well as numerous tables and graphs. More than 160 illustrations complement the text.