Hugo and Russell's Pharmaceutical Microbiology

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2007-11-12
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Completely revised and updated Pharmaceutical Microbiology continues to provide the essential resource for the 21st century pharmaceutical microbiologist

"....a valuable resource for junior pharmacists grasping an appreciation of microbiology, microbiologists entering the pharmaceutical field, and undergraduate pharmacy students."
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

".....highly readable. The content is comprehensive, with well-produced tables, diagrams and photographs, and is accessible through the extensive index."
Journal of Medical Microbiology


  • Completely revised and updated to reflect the rapid pace of change in the teaching and practice of pharmaceutical microbiology

  • Expanded coverage of modern biotechnology, including genomics and recombinant DNA technology

  • Updated information on newer antimicrobial agents and their mode of action

  • Highly illustrated with structural formulas of organic compounds and flow diagrams of biochemical processes

Table of Contents


Preface to Seventh Edition.

Preface to First Edition.


Part 1: Biology of Microorganisms.

1. Microbiology in Pharmacy.

2. Fundamental Features of Microbiology.

3. Bacteria.

4. Fungi.

5. Viruses.

6. Other Micro-organisms.

7. Principles of Microbial Pathogenicity and Epidemiology.

Part 2: Antimicrobial Agents.

8. Immunology.

9. Vaccination and Immunisation.

10. Types of Antibiotics and Synthetic Antimicrobial Agents.

11. Laboratory Evaluation of Anti-Microbial Agents.

12. Mechanisms of Action of Antibiotics and Synthetic Antiinfective Agents.

13. Resistance to Antibiotics.

14. Clinical Uses of Anti-Microbial Drugs.

Part 3: Microbiological Aspects of Pharmaceutical Processing.

15. Ecology of Micro-Organisms in Pharmaceutical Manufacture.

16. Microbial Spoilage and Infection Risk.

17. Chemical Disinfectants, Antiseptics and Preservatives.

18. Mode of Action of, and Resitance to, Non-Antibiotic Anti-Microbial Agents.

19. Sterile Pharmaceutical Products.

20. Principles of Sterilisation and Sterility Assurance.

21. Factory and Hospital Hygiene.

22. Manufacture of Antibiotics.

23. Manufacture and Quality Control of Immunological Products.

24. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

25. Additional Applications of Microbiology in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

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