Biotechnology focuses on the safe and methodical use of biological materials and by-products in
a wide range of manufacturing applications. The foundations and domain of biotechnology are
widely dispersed across many fields, such as pharmaceutical sciences, microbiology, biology,
biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, genetic engineering, chemistry, and
chemical and process engineering.
In terms of its conception, structure, enlargement, and elaboration, the present edition of
“Pharmaceutical Biotechnology” strictly follows the guidelines laid down by the AICTE syllabus
for B. Pharmacy-2000. Immunology and Immunological Preparations; Gene Recombination;
Antibiotics; Microbial Transformations; and Enzyme Immobilization make up the bulk of the
book. Additional chapters on the “Advent of Biotechnology,” “Biosensor Technology,”
“Bioinformatics and Data Mining,” “Regulatory Issues in Biotechnology,” and “Safety in
Biotechnology” are included to pique students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding.
A short introductory note, theoretical aspects, graphics, neat, well-labeled diagrams, explanations,
discussions, and professional supplements with appropriate examples have been included in each
chapter to help pharmacy students in India and elsewhere better understand the relevance of each
It is hoped that this work will serve as a useful resource for students engaged in the study of
pharmaceutical biotechnology. Researchers, professors, food technologists, factory workers, and
grad students interested in “industrial microbiology” will all benefit from this pragmatic
exploration of the cutting edge of biotechnology.