The iij top twenty upcoming biotech books

Biotechnology book publishing is soaring. It’s making the job of keeping track of ‘what are the most interesting titles coming out, and when?’ almost impossible. This is our first attempt.

Just to give you an idea of the range of topics: Biosimulation, lean Biomanufacturing, biomechatronics, regenerative medicine, biomedical engineering, biomaterials science, Biophotonics, biologically inspired robotics, NanoBiosensing and funding.

(20) Biosimulation in Biomedical Research, Health Care and Drug Development by Erik Mosekilde, Olga Sosnovtseva and Amin Rostami-Hodjegan. Published in Hardcover – 31 Aug 2011.

(19) Healthcare Sensor Networks: Challenges Toward Practical Implementation by Daniel Tze Huei Lai, Marimuthu Palaniswami and Rezaul Begg. Published in Hardcover – 3 Oct 2011.

(18) Lean Biomanufacturing (Pharma, Biotechnology and Bioscience: Science, Technology and Business) by Nigel John Smart. Published in Hardcover – 1 Aug 2012.

(17) Biomechatronic Design in Biotechnology: A Methodology for Development of Biotechnological Products by Carl-Fredrik Mandenius and Mats Björkman. Published in Hardcover – 19 Aug 2011.

(16) Developments in Tissue Engineered and Regenerative Medicinal Products: A Practical Approach (Pharma, Biotechnology and Bioscience: Science, Technology and Business) by Dr. Joydeep Basu and John W. Ludlow. Published in Hardcover – Jun 2012.

(15) Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering by Ronald L. Fournier. Published in Paperback – 1 Sep 2011.

(14) Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine by Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Frederick J. Schoen and Jack E. Lemons. Published in Hardcover – 12 Apr 2012.

(13) Handbook of Biophotonics: Vol. 3: Photonics in Pharmaceutics, Bioanalysis and Environmental Research by Jürgen Popp, Valery V. Tuchin, Arthur Chiou and Stefan H. Heinemann. Published in Hardcover – 16 Feb 2012.

(12) Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology and Genetics by Rex Dunham. Published in Paperback – 30 Dec 2011.

(11) Biologically Inspired Robotics by Yunhui Liu and Dong Sun. Published in Hardcover – 23 Aug 2011.

(10) NanoBiosensing: Principles, Development and Application (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering) by Huangxian Ju, Xueji Zhang and Joseph Wang. Published in Hardcover – 23 Aug 2011.

(9) The Funding of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development (Pharma, Biotechnology and Bioscience: Science, Technology and Business) by Dr. David R. Williams. Published in Hardcover – 1 Apr 2013.

(8) Modeling and Simulation in Biomedical Engineering: Applications in Cardiorespiratory Physiology by Willem L. Van Meurs. Published in Hardcover – 15 Aug 2011.

(7) Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine by Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Frederick J. Schoen and Jack E. Lemons. Published in Hardcover – 12 June 2012.

(6) Biomaterials for MEMS by Mu Chiao and Jung-Chih Chiao. Published in Hardcover – 15 Aug 2011

(5) Introduction to Bioelectronics: For Engineers and Physical Scientists by Ronald R. Pethig and Stewart Smith. Published in Hardcover – 2 Mar 2012.

(4) Extended-Nano Fluidic Systems for Chemistry and Biotechnology by Kazuma Mawatari, Takehiko Tsukahara and Takehiko Kitamori. Published in Hardcover – 15 Feb 2012.

(3) Biopolymers: Biomedical and Environmental Applications (Wiley-Scrivener) by Susheel Kalia and Luc Avérous. Published in Hardcover – 5 Sep 2011.

(2) Nanoimaging (Pan Stanford Series on Biomedical Nanote) (Pan Stanford Series on Biomedical Nanotechnology) by Beth A. Goins and William T. Phillips. Published in Hardcover – 1 Sep 2011.

(1) Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art by Timothy Caulfield, Sean Caulfield and Curtis Gillespie. Published in Paperback – 25 Aug 2011.

Here’s some background on Perceptions of Promise (website)

The rapid advances currently being made in biomedical research are challenging the ways we view our bodies and the environment. Perceptions of Promise arose from a workshop that brought together internationally recognized artists and biomedical scholars and scientists to explore questions surrounding stem cell research, public perceptions of biotechnology, and the parallels and differences between creative and scientific practices.

Perceptions of Promise includes artworks created in response to the workshop coupled with articles by world-renowned scholars and medical researchers. It offers a compelling glimpse into a unique collaboration between scientists, scholars, and artists in a visually engaging publication that challenges the reader to consider the possibilities of biotechnology and stem cell research.

Sean Caulfield is professor and Canada Research Chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. Curtis Gillespie is the author of four books including the memoir Playing Through and the novel Crown Shyness. Timothy Caulfield is research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. The contributors include Gail Geller, Jane Kaye, and Eric Meslin among others. The artists represented include Derek Besant, Shona McDonald, Marilene Oliver, and others.