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The sixth edition of this best-selling text has been revised and updated to included current information on today's most important topics including, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C. This updated resource will help users successfully perform common microbiology procedures and increase their knowledge of important clinical infections. Learning aids in the text include objectives, key words, chapter summaries, and a variety of review questions. Supplements Instructor's Manual 0-7668-0918-8

Microbiological matters continue to exercise considerable influence on product quality. In both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, products of greater sophistication, along with evolving regulatory requirements, are elevating the challenges related to maintaining microbiological integrity.
Updated to reflect technological and regulatory changes, the Guide to Microbiological Control in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, Second Edition covers thoseprincipal aspects of microbiology that arerelevant to the preformulation, formulation, manufacturing, and license application stages involved with the production of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
In recognition of the diverse disciplines involved in pharmaceutical and medical device production, this work provides a brief introduction to microbiology geared towards the nonmicrobiologist. Covering good manufacturing practice in the control of contamination, the text explores quality control, the preservation of formulations, and principles of sterilization, including microbiological-specific considerations for biotechnological products and other medical devices. It also provides additional materials on package integrity and contamination risks in clean rooms.
The editors have produced a companion text, the Handbook of Microbiological Quality Control in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (see reverse), which when paired with the Guide offers a complete theoretical and practical treatment of microbiological control. 
This book provides a comprehensive distillation of information concerning methodology and regulations that would otherwise remain scattered throughout the literature. It allows scientists from many fields to address potential problems in advance and implement suitable strategies at the earliest stages of development. 

The Color Atlas of Medical Bacteriology is a compilation ofexceptional fourcolorimages of importantbacteria inmedical microbiology.Drawing ontheir own classroomand laboratory experiences,the authorshave organized a collectionof over 650 superb photographs, almostall of which are original to this volume and representativeof clinically relevant organisms. This easy–to–use atlas presents illustrations of the bacteria most frequently encountered in the clinical laboratory, including typical Gram stains, colony morphologies, and biochemical reactions. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction, providing a contextual framework for the images, with the last chapter detailing some of the most common methods and biochemical reactions used in the identification of pathogenic bacteria. A representative sampling of certain bacteria with unique or interesting pictorial characteristics is presented, and terminology current to the discipline is used throughout. The organization of the atlas closely parallels that of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology, making it a perfect companion reference. Filling a void that most textbooks on the subject cannot, the Color Atlas of Medical Bacteriology is a valuable illustrative supplement for lectures and laboratory presentations. Key Features Presents over 650 four–color illustrations of important bacteria, focusing on representative characteristics of the organisms Contains superior quality photographs, most taken specifically for this edition Organization parallels that of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology, making it a perfect companion reference Draws on the extensive experience of the authors in determining illustrations that are commonly used in the teaching of microbiology

The development of medical mycology in the United States is assessed within the context of scientific progress as demonstrated by the creativity and scholarly contributions from research, technological activities, and training toward the management of fungal diseases. Although it focuses on American figures and events, it covers the origins of the discipline in Europe and Latin America. It describes historically significant scientific, technological and educational development and the narrative description is accompanied by an analysis of the causes of these and their perceived impact on the development of the discipline from the late 1880s into the 1990s. The development was conceptualised into five eras: "the era of discovery", "the formative years", "the advent of antifungal and immunosuppressive therapies", "the years of expansion" and "the era of transition".