In recent years, magnetic particles have been paid considerable attention due to their superparamagnetic properties and potential applications, for example, magnetic bioseparation
[1, 2], drug delivery [3, 4], magnetorheological fluid , magnetic resonance imaging contrast enhancement [6, 7], targeted drug , gene separation from biochemical products and cells , microwave absorption , high saturation magnetization, high magnetic susceptibility, biocompatibility, and low toxicity.
Other examples include effective delivery of nutrients, rapid sampling of chemical and biological impurities, bioseparation
of proteins, and nanoencapsulation of nutraceutical, DNA microarrays, microelectromechanical systems, and microfluidics .
SpectrumLabs.com, founded in 1970, is a leader in Bioseparation
and OR Disposables headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
Nanoparticles have wide range of applications in the immobilization of cells and enzymes, bioseparation
systems, immunoassays, drug delivery, biosensors and so on.
The topics include types of smart polymer, magnetically responsive polymer gels and elastomers, shape-memory polymers, self-healing polymer systems, smart instructive polymer substrates for tissue engineering, smart polymers for bioseparation
and other biotechnology applications, textile applications, and smart polymers for optical data storage.
Protein immobilization has wide application in many areas, such as immunological agglutination tests, biosensors, and bioseparation
Kumagai, "l-DOPA, microbial production," in Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology Bioprocess, Bioseparation
, and Cell Technology, pp.
Their experiment validated the use of magnetic/gold core/shell nanoparticles for the detection of biological molecules and for magnetic bioseparation
. Moreover, Xie and coworkers  showed that modified [Fe.sub.3][O.sub.4]/Au core/shell nanoparticles with [Ni.sup.2+]-nitrilotriacetic acid may be used for rapid, efficient, and specific enrichment and separation of His-Tag fusion proteins directly from mixture of cell lysis.
He is an authority on centrifugal separation, bioseparation
, and fine-particle separation.
Even manufacturing and processing use of bioseparation
systems is expected to see exponential growth in the next decade.
The primary motivation for preparing a second edition was the many developments in practical application and theoretical research during the seven years since the first, but the editors also took the opportunity to rearrange the structure thus making room for new sections on ion exchange, bioseparation
, and new process concepts and calculation methods.