Advances and Challenges in Pharmaceutical Technology

Advances and Challenges in Pharmaceutical Technology
Author: Amit Kumar Nayak,Kunal Pal,Indranil Banerjee,Samarendra Maji,Upendranath Nanda
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 0128203005
ISBN 13: 9780128203002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances and Challenges in Pharmaceutical Technology: Materials, Process Development and Drug Delivery Strategies examines recent advancements in pharmaceutical technology. The book discusses common formulation strategies, including the use of tools for statistical formulation optimization, Quality by design (QbD), process analytical technology, and the uses of various pharmaceutical biomaterials, including natural polymers, synthetic polymers, modified natural polymers, bioceramics, and other bioinorganics. In addition, the book covers rapid advancements in the field by providing a thorough understanding of pharmaceutical processes, formulation developments, explorations, and exploitation of various pharmaceutical biomaterials to formulate pharmaceutical dosage forms. Provides extensive information and analysis on recent advancements in the field of pharmaceutical technology Includes contributions from global leaders and experts in academia, industry and regulatory agencies Uses high quality illustrations, flow charts and tables to explain concepts and text to readers, along with practical examples and research case studies

Biopolymers In Drug Delivery Recent Advances and Challenges

Biopolymers In Drug Delivery  Recent Advances and Challenges
Author: Michael U. Adikwu,Charles O. Esimone
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2010-05-13
ISBN 10: 1608050785
ISBN 13: 9781608050789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"This Ebook describes the applicability of diverse natural and synthetic biopolymers and their blends in drugs, vaccines and gene delivery. It would serve as a concise body of information on biopolymers for researchers, industries and students of pharmaceu"

Pulmonary Drug Delivery

Pulmonary Drug Delivery
Author: Ali Nokhodchi,Gary P. Martin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-08-03
ISBN 10: 1118799542
ISBN 13: 9781118799543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Drug therapy via inhalation route is at the cutting edge of modern drug delivery research. There has been significant progress on the understanding of drug therapy via inhalation products. However, there are still problems associated with their formulation design, including the interaction between the active pharmaceutical ingredient(s) (APIs), excipients and devices. This book seeks to cover some of the most pertinent issues and challenges of such formulation design associated with industrial production and desirable clinical outcome. The chapter topics have been selected with a view to integrating the factors that require consideration in the selection and design of device and formulation components which impact upon patient usability and clinical effectiveness. The challenges involved with the delivery of macromolecules by inhalation to both adult and pediatric patients are also covered. Written by leading international experts from both academia and industry, the book will help readers (formulation design scientists, researchers and post-graduate and specialized undergraduate students) develop a deep understanding of key aspects of inhalation formulations as well as detail ongoing challenges and advances associated with their development.

Advances and Challenges in Nanomedicine

Advances and Challenges in Nanomedicine
Author: Susan Hua,Sherry Y. Wu
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN 10: 2889457451
ISBN 13: 9782889457458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field that is revolutionizing the way we detect and treat damage to the human body. Nanomedicine applies nanotechnology to highly specific medical interventions for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. They are increasingly being used to overcome biological barriers in the body to improve the way we deliver compounds to specific tissues and organs. In particular, nanomedicines have been shown to be beneficial for stabilizing therapeutic compounds, overcoming obstacles to cellular and tissue uptake, and improving biodistribution of compounds to target sites in vivo. Nanomedicines have demonstrated significant therapeutic advantages for a multitude of biomedical applications, however the clinical translation of these nanotechnology platforms has not progressed as quickly as the plethora of positive results would have suggested. Understanding the advances in nanomedicine to date and the challenges that still need to be overcome, will allow future research to improve on existing platforms and to address the current translational and regulatory limitations. This eBook “Advances and Challenges in Nanomedicine” has brought together experts in the fields of nanomedicine, nanotechnology, nanotoxicology, pharmaceutics, manufacturing, and translation to discuss the application of nanotechnology to drug delivery. This information is presented as original research, opinion, perspective, and review articles. The goal of this eBook is to generate collaborative discussion on the current status, general trends, challenges, strategies, and future direction of pharmaceutical nanotechnology, as well as highlight current and emerging nanoparticulate platforms with potential medical applications.

Voigt s Pharmaceutical Technology

Voigt s Pharmaceutical Technology
Author: Alfred Fahr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN 10: 1118972627
ISBN 13: 9781118972625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voigt s Pharmaceutical Technology Book Review:

A textbook which is both comprehensive and comprehensible and that offers easy but scientifically sound reading to both students and professionals Now in its 12th edition in its native German, Voigt's Pharmaceutical Technology is an interdisciplinary textbook covering the fundamental principles of pharmaceutical technology. Available for the first time in English, this edition is produced in full colour throughout, with a concise, clear structure developed after consultation with students, instructors and researchers. This book: Features clear chapter layouts and easily digestible content Presents novel trends, devices and processes Discusses classical and modern manufacturing processes Covers all formulation principles including tablets, ointments, capsules, nanosystems and biopharmaceutics Takes account of legal requirements for both qualitative and quantitative composition Addresses quality assurance considerations Uniquely relates contrasting international pharmacopeia from EU, US and Japan to formulation principles Includes examples and text boxes for quicker data assimilation Written for both students studying pharmacy and industry professionals in the field as well as toxicologists, biochemists, medical lab technicians, Voigt’s Pharmaceutical Technology is the essential resource for understanding the various aspects of pharmaceutical technology.

Advances in Pharma Business Management and Research

Advances in Pharma Business Management and Research
Author: Lars Schweizer,Theodor Dingermann,Otto Quintus Russe,Christian Jansen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2020-02-19
ISBN 10: 3030359182
ISBN 13: 9783030359188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This open access book presents a unique collection of practical examples from the field of pharma business management and research. It covers a wide range of topics such as: 'Brexit and its Impact on pharmaceutical Law - Implications for Global Pharma Companies', 'Implementation of Measures and Sustainable Actions to Improve Employee's Engagement', 'Global Medical Clinical and Regulatory Affairs (GMCRA)', and 'A Quality Management System for R&D Project and Portfolio Management in a Pharmaceutical Company'. The chapters are summaries of master’s theses by "high potential" Pharma MBA students from the Goethe Business School, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, with 8-10 years of work experience and are based on scientific know-how and real-world experience. The authors applied their interdisciplinary knowledge gained in 22 months of studies in the MBA program to selected practical themes drawn from their daily business.

Handbook of Lung Targeted Drug Delivery Systems

Handbook of Lung Targeted Drug Delivery Systems
Author: Yashwant Pathak,Nazrul Islam
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2021-10-18
ISBN 10: 1000450805
ISBN 13: 9781000450804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Lung Targeted Drug Delivery Systems: Recent Trends and Clinical Evidences covers every aspect of the drug delivery to lungs, the physiology and pharmacology of the lung, modelling for lung delivery, drug devices focused on lung treatment, regulatory requirements, and recent trends in clinical applications. With the advent of nano sciences and significant development in the nano particulate drug delivery systems there has been a renewed interest in the lung as an absorption surface for various drugs. The emergence of the COVID-19 virus has brought lung and lung delivery systems into focus, this book covers new developments and research used to address the prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases. Written by well-known scientists with years of experience in the field this timely handbook is an excellent reference book for the scientists and industry professionals. Key Features: Focuses particularly on the chemistry, clinical pharmacology, and biological developments in this field of research. Presents comprehensive information on emerging nanotechnology applications in diagnosing and treating pulmonary diseases Explores drug devices focused on lung treatment, regulatory requirements, and recent trends in clinical applications Examines specific formulations targeted to pulmonary systems

Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders

Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN 10: 0309292492
ISBN 13: 9780309292498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders is the summary of a workshop convened by the IOM Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders to examine opportunities to accelerate early phases of drug development for nervous system drug discovery. Workshop participants discussed challenges in neuroscience research for enabling faster entry of potential treatments into first-in-human trials, explored how new and emerging tools and technologies may improve the efficiency of research, and considered mechanisms to facilitate a more effective and efficient development pipeline. There are several challenges to the current drug development pipeline for nervous system disorders. The fundamental etiology and pathophysiology of many nervous system disorders are unknown and the brain is inaccessible to study, making it difficult to develop accurate models. Patient heterogeneity is high, disease pathology can occur years to decades before becoming clinically apparent, and diagnostic and treatment biomarkers are lacking. In addition, the lack of validated targets, limitations related to the predictive validity of animal models - the extent to which the model predicts clinical efficacy - and regulatory barriers can also impede translation and drug development for nervous system disorders. Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders identifies avenues for moving directly from cellular models to human trials, minimizing the need for animal models to test efficacy, and discusses the potential benefits and risks of such an approach. This report is a timely discussion of opportunities to improve early drug development with a focus toward preclinical trials.

Computational Pharmaceutics

Computational Pharmaceutics
Author: Defang Ouyang,Sean C. Smith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-05-18
ISBN 10: 111857396X
ISBN 13: 9781118573969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Molecular modeling techniques have been widely used in drug discovery fields for rational drug design and compound screening. Now these techniques are used to model or mimic the behavior of molecules, and help us study formulation at the molecular level. Computational pharmaceutics enables us to understand the mechanism of drug delivery, and to develop new drug delivery systems. The book discusses the modeling of different drug delivery systems, including cyclodextrins, solid dispersions, polymorphism prediction, dendrimer-based delivery systems, surfactant-based micelle, polymeric drug delivery systems, liposome, protein/peptide formulations, non-viral gene delivery systems, drug-protein binding, silica nanoparticles, carbon nanotube-based drug delivery systems, diamond nanoparticles and layered double hydroxides (LDHs) drug delivery systems. Although there are a number of existing books about rational drug design with molecular modeling techniques, these techniques still look mysterious and daunting for pharmaceutical scientists. This book fills the gap between pharmaceutics and molecular modeling, and presents a systematic and overall introduction to computational pharmaceutics. It covers all introductory, advanced and specialist levels. It provides a totally different perspective to pharmaceutical scientists, and will greatly facilitate the development of pharmaceutics. It also helps computational chemists to look for the important questions in the drug delivery field. This book is included in the Advances in Pharmaceutical Technology book series.

3D Printing in Medicine

3D Printing in Medicine
Author: Deepak M Kalaskar
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2017-04-17
ISBN 10: 0081007264
ISBN 13: 9780081007266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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3D Printing in Medicine examines the emerging market of 3D-printed biomaterials and its clinical applications. With a particular focus on both commercial and premarket tools, the book looks at their applications within medicine and the future outlook for the field. The book begins with a discussion of the fundamentals of 3D printing, including topics such as materials, and hardware. Chapters go on to cover applications within medicine such as computational analysis of 3D printed constructs, personalized 3D printing and 3D cell and organ printing. The concluding chapters in the book review the applications of 3D printing in diagnostics, drug development, 3D-printed disease models and 3D printers for surgical practice. With a strong focus on the translation of 3D printing technology to a clinical setting, this book is a valuable resource for scientists and engineers working in biomaterial, biomedical, and nanotechnology based industries and academia. Provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the medical applications of 3D printing biomaterials and technologies Focuses on the emerging market of 3D printed biomaterials in clinical applications Reviews both commercial and under development materials, tools, their applications, and future evolution

Pulmonary Drug Delivery

Pulmonary Drug Delivery
Author: Ali Nokhodchi,Gary P. Martin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-05-18
ISBN 10: 111879950X
ISBN 13: 9781118799505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pulmonary Drug Delivery Book Review:

Drug therapy via inhalation route is at the cutting edge of modern drug delivery research. There has been significant progress on the understanding of drug therapy via inhalation products. However, there are still problems associated with their formulation design, including the interaction between the active pharmaceutical ingredient(s) (APIs), excipients and devices. This book seeks to cover some of the most pertinent issues and challenges of such formulation design associated with industrial production and desirable clinical outcome. The chapter topics have been selected with a view to integrating the factors that require consideration in the selection and design of device and formulation components which impact upon patient usability and clinical effectiveness. The challenges involved with the delivery of macromolecules by inhalation to both adult and pediatric patients are also covered. Written by leading international experts from both academia and industry, the book will help readers (formulation design scientists, researchers and post-graduate and specialized undergraduate students) develop a deep understanding of key aspects of inhalation formulations as well as detail ongoing challenges and advances associated with their development.

Nanotechnologies in Neuroscience and Neuroengineering

Nanotechnologies in Neuroscience and Neuroengineering
Author: Ioan Opris,Mikhail Lebedev,Ruxandra Vidu,Victor Manuel Pulgar,Marius Enachescu,Manuel Fernando Casanova
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 2889636755
ISBN 13: 9782889636754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
Author: Navneet Sharma,Himanshu Ojha,Pawan Raghav,Ramesh K. Goyal
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2021-05-21
ISBN 10: 0128217472
ISBN 13: 9780128217474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics in the Pharmaceutical Sciences brings together two very important fields in pharmaceutical sciences that have been mostly seen as diverging from each other: chemoinformatics and bioinformatics. As developing drugs is an expensive and lengthy process, technology can improve the cost, efficiency and speed at which new drugs can be discovered and tested. This book presents some of the growing advancements of technology in the field of drug development and how the computational approaches explained here can reduce the financial and experimental burden of the drug discovery process. This book will be useful to pharmaceutical science researchers and students who need basic knowledge of computational techniques relevant to their projects. Bioscientists, bioinformaticians, computational scientists, and other stakeholders from industry and academia will also find this book helpful. Provides practical information on how to choose and use appropriate computational tools Presents the wide, intersecting fields of chemo-bio-informatics in an easily-accessible format Explores the fundamentals of the emerging field of chemoinformatics and bioinformatics

Bibliography of Medical Reviews

Bibliography of Medical Reviews
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1966
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015074112544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Characterization of Pharmaceutical Nano and Microsystems

Characterization of Pharmaceutical Nano  and Microsystems
Author: Leena Peltonen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN 10: 1119414032
ISBN 13: 9781119414032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Characterization of Pharmaceutical Nano and Microsystems Book Review:

Learn about the analytical tools used to characterize particulate drug delivery systems with this comprehensive overview Edited by a leading expert in the field, Characterization of Pharmaceutical Nano- and Microsystems provides a complete description of the analytical techniques used to characterize particulate drug systems on the micro- and nanoscale. The book offers readers a full understanding of the basic physicochemical characteristics, material properties and differences between micro- and nanosystems. It explains how and why greater experience and more reliable measurement techniques are required as particle size shrinks, and the measured phenomena grow weaker. Characterization of Pharmaceutical Nano- and Microsystems deals with a wide variety of topics relevant to chemical and solid-state analysis of drug delivery systems, including drug release, permeation, cell interaction, and safety. It is a complete resource for those interested in the development and manufacture of new medicines, the drug development process, and the translation of those drugs into life-enriching and lifesaving medicines. Characterization of Pharmaceutical Nano- and Microsystems covers all of the following topics: An introduction to the analytical tools applied to determine particle size, morphology, and shape Common chemical approaches to drug system characterization A description of solid-state characterization of drug systems Drug release and permeation studies Toxicity and safety issues The interaction of drug particles with cells Perfect for pharmaceutical chemists and engineers, as well as all other industry professionals and researchers who deal with drug delivery systems on a regular basis, Characterization of Pharmaceutical Nano- and Microsystems also belongs on bookshelves of interested students and faculty who interact with this topic.

Nanoparticle Therapeutics

Nanoparticle Therapeutics
Author: Prashant Kesharwani,Kamalinder K. Singh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-11-06
ISBN 10: 0128209186
ISBN 13: 9780128209189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nanoparticle therapeutics: Production Technologies, Types of Nanoparticles, and Regulatory Aspects employs unique principles for applications in cell-based therapeutics, diagnostics and mechanistics for the study of organ physiology, disease etiology and drug screening of advanced nanoparticles and nanomaterials. The book focuses on the extrapolation of bioengineering tools in the domain of nanotechnology and nanoparticles therapeutics, fabrication, characterization and drug delivery aspects. It acquaints scientists and researchers on the experiential and experimental aspects of nanoparticles and nanotechnology to equip their rational application in various fields, especially in differential diagnoses and in the treatment of diverse diseased states. This complete resource provides a holistic understanding of the principle behind formation, characterization, applications, regulations and toxicity of nanoparticles employing myriad principles of nanotechnology. Investigators, pharmaceutical researchers, and advanced students working on technology advancement in the areas of designing targeted therapies, nanoscale imaging systems and diagnostic modalities in human diseases where nanoparticles can be used as a critical tool for technology advancement in drug delivery systems will find this book useful. Brings together the novel applications of nanotechnology in biological fields Explores perspectives on technologies through highly organized tables, illustrative figures and flow charts Addresses key multidisciplinary challenges faced by nanotechnologists to foster collaboration among biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers and clinicians

Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals

Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals
Author: Peter Kleinebudde,Johannes Khinast,Jukka Rantanen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 1119001323
ISBN 13: 9781119001324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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10.7.3 State of Control

Non Biological Complex Drugs

Non Biological Complex Drugs
Author: Daan J.A. Crommelin,Jon S. B. de Vlieger
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2015-06-24
ISBN 10: 3319162411
ISBN 13: 9783319162416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Biological Complex Drugs Book Review:

The rise of bio- and nano-technology in the last decades has led to the emergence of a new and unique type of medicine known as non-biological complex drugs (NBCDs). This book illustrates the challenges associated with NBCD development, as well as the complexity of assessing the effects of manufacturing changes on innovator and follow-on batches of NBCDs. It also touches upon proven marketing authorization requirements for biosimilars that could be effective in evaluating follow-on NBCDs, including a demonstration of control over the manufacturing process and a need for detailed physico-chemical characterization and (pre)clinical tests. This book is meant to be used for years to come as a standard reference work for the development of NBCDs. Moreover, this book aims to stimulate discussions and further our thinking to ensure that decisions regarding the approval of complex drugs are made with relevant scientific data on the table.

Medical Big Data and Internet of Medical Things

Medical Big Data and Internet of Medical Things
Author: Aboul Ella Hassanien,Nilanjan Dey,Surekha Borra
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN 10: 1351030361
ISBN 13: 9781351030366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Big Data and Internet of Medical Things Book Review:

Big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) play a vital role in prediction systems used in biological and medical applications, particularly for resolving issues related to disease biology at different scales. Modelling and integrating medical big data with the IoT helps in building effective prediction systems for automatic recommendations of diagnosis and treatment. The ability to mine, process, analyse, characterize, classify and cluster a variety and wide volume of medical data is a challenging task. There is a great demand for the design and development of methods dealing with capturing and automatically analysing medical data from imaging systems and IoT sensors. Addressing analytical and legal issues, and research on integration of big data analytics with respect to clinical practice and clinical utility, architectures and clustering techniques for IoT data processing, effective frameworks for removal of misclassified instances, practicality of big data analytics, methodological and technical issues, potential of Hadoop in managing healthcare data is the need of the hour. This book integrates different aspects used in the field of healthcare such as big data, IoT, soft computing, machine learning, augmented reality, organs on chip, personalized drugs, implantable electronics, integration of bio-interfaces, and wearable sensors, devices, practical body area network (BAN) and architectures of web systems. Key Features: Addresses various applications of Medical Big Data and Internet of Medical Things in real time environment Highlights recent innovations, designs, developments and topics of interest in machine learning techniques for classification of medical data Provides background and solutions to existing challenges in Medical Big Data and Internet of Medical Things Provides optimization techniques and programming models to parallelize the computationally intensive tasks in data mining of medical data Discusses interactions, advantages, limitations, challenges and future perspectives of IoT based remote healthcare monitoring systems. Includes data privacy and security analysis of cryptography methods for the Web of Medical Things (WoMT) Presents case studies on the next generation medical chair, electronic nose and pill cam are also presented.

Advances in Feedstock Conversion Technologies for Alternative Fuels and Bioproducts

Advances in Feedstock Conversion Technologies for Alternative Fuels and Bioproducts
Author: Majid Hosseini
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-02-23
ISBN 10: 0128179384
ISBN 13: 9780128179383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Feedstock Conversion Technologies for Alternative Fuels and Bioproducts: New Technologies, Challenges and Opportunities highlights the novel applications of, and new methodologies for, the advancement of biological, biochemical, thermochemical and chemical conversion systems that are required for biofuels production. The book addresses the environmental impact of value added bio-products and agricultural modernization, along with the risk assessment of industrial scaling. The book also stresses the urgency in finding creative, efficient and sustainable solutions for environmentally conscious biofuels, while underlining pertinent technical, environmental, economic, regulatory and social issues. Users will find a basis for technology assessments, current research capability, progress, and advances, as well as the challenges associated with biofuels at an industrial scale, with insights towards forthcoming developments in the industry. Presents a thorough overview of new discoveries in biofuels research and the inherent challenges associated with scale-up Highlights the novel applications and advancements for biological, biochemical, thermochemical and chemical conversion systems that are required for biofuels production Evaluates risk management concerns, addressing the environmental impact of value added bio-products and agricultural modernization, and the risk assessment of industrial scaling