Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Pharmaceutical Microbiology


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Pharmaceutical Microbiology by William B. Hugo

Pharmaceutical Microbiology may be defined as that part of microbiology that has a special bearing on pharmacy in all its aspects. This ranges from the manufacture and quality control of pharmaceutical products in general to an understanding of the mode of action of antibiotics. The authors have provided a concise textbook for pharmacy students and have also highlighted those aspects of microbiology that impinge on the pharmaceutical industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632041961
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Edition description: REV
Pages: 510
Product dimensions: 6.73(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to Sixth Edition;.

Preface to First Edition;.

Part 1: Biology of microorganisms:.

1. Bacteria;.

2. Yeasts and moulds;.

3. Viruses;.

4. Principles of microbial pathogenicity and epidemiology;.

Part 2: Antimicrobial agents:.

5. Types of antibiotics and synthetic antimicrobial agents;.

6. Clinical uses of antimicrobial drugs;.

7. Manufacture of antibiotics;.

8. Mechanisms of action of antibiotics;.

9. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics;.

10. Chemical disinfectants, antiseptics and preservatives;.

11. Evaluation of non-antibiotic antimicrobial agents;.

12. Mode of action of non-antibiotic antibacterial agents;.

13. Resistance to non-antibiotic antimicrobial agents;.

14. Fundamentals of immunology;.

15. The manufacture and quality control of immunological products;.

16. Vaccination and immunization;.

Part 3: Microbiological aspects of pharmaceutical processing:.

17. Ecology of micoorganisms as it effects the pharmaceutical industry;.

18. Microbial spoilage and preservation of pharmaceutical products;.

19. Contamination of non-sterile pharmaceuticals in hospital and community environments;.

20. Principles and practice of sterilization;.

21. Sterile pharmaceutical products;.

22. Factory and hospital hygiene and good manufacturing practice;.

23. Sterilization control and sterility testing;.

24. Production of therapeutically useful substances by recombinant DNA technology;.

25. Additional applications of micoorganisms in the pharmaceutical sciences.


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