Endotoxin Detection and Control in Pharma, Limulus, and Mammalian Systems

Editors: Williams, Kevin (Ed.)

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  • Provides the reader with a specializd vantage point from which to view the interrelatedness of various general systems of science
  • Teaches microbiology, genetics, evolution, immunology as well as pharmaceutical manufacturing control including a view of the regulatory aspects
  • Shows how endotoxins presents a unique vantage of a long view of life as a struggle against prokaryotic invaders and can be seen as shaping the evolving genetics and survival mechanisms of multicellular life-forms
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Endotoxin detection and control is a dynamic area of applied science that touches a vast number of complex subjects. The intersection of test activities includes the use of an ancient blood system from an odd “living fossil” (Limulus). It is used to detect remnants of the most primitive and destructive forms of life (prokaryotes) as contaminants of complex modern systems (mammalian and Pharma). 

Recent challenges in the field include those associated with the application of traditional methods to new types of molecules and manufacturing processes. The advent of “at will” production of biologics in lieu of harvesting animal proteins has revolutionized the treatment of disease. While the fruits of the biotechnology revolution are widely acknowledged, the realization of the differences in the means of production and changes in the manner of control of potential impurities and contaminants in regard to the new versus the old are less widely appreciated.

Endotoxin as an ancient, dynamic interface between lifeforms, provides a singular perspective from which to view the parallel development of ancient and modern organisms as well as the progress of man in deciphering the complexity of their interactions in his efforts to overcome disease.

About the authors

Kevin Williams graduated from Texas A&M in 1982 with a BS in Microbiology.  From there spent 30 years at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.  After retirement he has been at Hospira, Lonza, GE, and now BioMerieux .

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Endotoxin Detection and Control in Pharma, Limulus, and Mammalian Systems
Editors
  • Kevin Williams
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17148-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17148-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17147-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-17150-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 869
Number of Illustrations
78 b/w illustrations, 349 illustrations in colour
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