Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology

Biotechnology in India II

Editors: Ghose, Tarun K., Ghosh, Purnendu (Eds.)

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The biotechnology business in India with an increase from USD 500 million in 1997 and reaching an estimated USD 1 billion next year health related prod ucts accounting for 60%, agro and veterinary products together 15%, and con tract R&D, reagents, devices and supplies adding up to the remaining 25% of which the diagnostics share was about 10% of the total surely presented an encouraging picture even five years ago. While volumes have increased, the pat tern has not. According to a report, prepared by McKinsey & Co, India's Phar maceutical industry including domestic and export sales and contract services totals nearly USD 5 billion. Furthermore, the company optimistically projects the growth to a factor of five fold only if both the industry and the government are able to put in place achievable solutions that must take care of the formida ble obstacles preventing further growth. If this assessment is correct, then the established transformation made by IT growth should also provide the confi dence required by the high expectations for biotechnology which have arisen in the country in recent years. Some contributors to this are overenthusiastic these are bureaucrats, some retired scientists and of course the complacent politicians who have the least knowledge of what the new biotechnology is all about. However, there are clear indications of biotechnology growth demon strated by a few but rapidly expanding biotech companies such as Biocon Ltd, Shantha Biotech (P) Ltd, Dr.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Bioethanol in India: Recent Past and Emerging Future

    Ghosh, Purnendu (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Commercialization of a Novel Fermentation Concept

    Mazumdar-Shaw, Kiran (et al.)

    Pages 29-42

  • Bioprocessing of Therapeutic Proteins from the Inclusion Bodies of Escherichia coli

    Panda, Amulya K.

    Pages 43-93

  • Research and Application of Microbial Enzymes — India’s Contribution

    Chand, Subhash (et al.)

    Pages 95-124

  • Molecular Mechanisms of Energy Transduction in Cells: Engineering Applications and Biological Implications

    Nath, Sunil

    Pages 125-180

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotechnology in India II
Editors
  • Tarun K. Ghose
  • Purnendu Ghosh
Series Title
Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
Series Volume
85
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-36466-5
DOI
10.1007/3-540-36466-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-00563-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-14590-6
Series ISSN
0724-6145
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 304
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