Immune Aspects of Biopharmaceuticals and Nanomedicines
“This outstanding volume represents a review of the various effects of biopharmaceuticals and nanomedicines on the immune system: immunotherapy, vaccines, and drug delivery; challenges and overcoming translational barriers stemming from immunotoxicity; strategies to designing more immunologically friendly formulations.”África González-Fernández, PhD, MD, Professor of Immunology and President of the Spanish Society of Immunology, University of Vigo, Spain
- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN: 9789814774529
- Series: Jenny Stanford Series on Nanomedicine
- Subject: General Biomedical Engineering
- Published: January 2019
- Pages: 1038
The enormous advances in the immunologic aspects of biotherapeutics and nanomedicines in the past two decades has necessitated an authoritative and comprehensive reference source that can be relied upon by immunologists, biomedical researchers, clinicians, pharmaceutical companies, regulators, venture capitalists, and policy makers alike. This text provides a thorough understanding of immunology, therapeutic potential, clinical applications, adverse reactions, and approaches to overcoming immunotoxicity of biotherapeutics and nanomedicines. It also tackles critical, yet often overlooked topics such as immune aspects of nano-bio interactions, current FDA regulatory guidances, complement activation-related pseudoallergy (CARPA), advances in nanovaccines, and immunogenicity testing of protein therapeutics.
About the Series Editor
Dr. Raj Bawa is president of Bawa Biotech LLC, a biotech/pharma consultancy and patent law firm based in Ashburn, Virginia, that he founded in 2002. He is an entrepreneur, professor, inventor, and registered patent agent licensed to practice before the US Patent Office. Trained as a biochemist and microbiologist, he is currently an adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and serves as a scientific advisor to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Israel. In 2008, he and Dr. Esther Chang of Georgetown Medical Center founded the American Society for Nanomedicine. He has authored over 100 publications and coedited 4 books and serves on the editorial board of 14 peer-reviewed journals.
- A stand‐alone, easily accessible volume that examines the provide a broad survey of various topics pertaining to the immune aspects of biopharmaceuticals and nanomedicines, both beneficial and adverse.
- An essential reference for the novice and expert alike in diverse areas such as medicine, law, biotechnology, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences, toxicology, drug development, regulatory science and governmental affairs
- The comprehensive text highlights both cutting‐edge technological advances and also addresses critical topics such as nano-bio interactions, toxicity and FDA regulatory issues.
“This outstanding volume represents a review of the various effects of biopharmaceuticals and nanomedicines on the immune system: immunotherapy, vaccines, and drug delivery; challenges and overcoming translational barriers stemming from immunotoxicity; strategies to designing more immunologically friendly formulations.”~África González-Fernández, PhD, MD, Professor of Immunology and President of the Spanish Society of Immunology, University of Vigo, Spain
“For those who are specialists, and for those interested in a broader understanding of biologics and nanomedicines, this is a superb book, with internationally accomplished contributors. It serves both as a reference and as a practical guide to the newest advances in these important fields. Highly recommended!”~Carl R. Alving, MD, Emeritus Senior Scientist, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
"A skillfully produced book that addresses an often-missed topic: immune aspects of biologicals and nanoscale therapeutics, with an emphasis on clinical relevance and applications.”~Rajiv R. Mohan, PhD, Professor and Ruth M. Kraeuchi Missouri Endowed Chair Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
“An indispensable masterpiece! It represents a rich source of information on interactions of biologics and nanodrugs with the immune system—all critical for medical applications. Volume 3, once again, achieves the series’ high standards.”~László Rosivall, MD, PhD, DSc Med, Med habil., Széchenyi Prize Laureate and Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
“Hats off to Dr. Bawa for producing yet another impressive volume in terms of scope, timeliness, and relevance. With expert contributions from around the globe, this book addresses topics germane to researchers, clinicians, drug and biotherapeutic companies, regulators, policymakers, and patients.”~Sara Brenner, MD, MPH, Associate Professor and Assistant Vice President, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Albany, New York, USA
“Marvelous! This timely book shows clearly that while an immune reaction to “nano-exposure” is usually unwanted, the same response also bears an immense potential.”~Silke Krol, PhD, IRCCS Istituto Tumori “Giovanni Paolo II” and Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico “Carlo Besta,” Italy