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Completely revised to reflect significant trends and cutting-edge advances in pharmaceutical biotechnology, including specific therapeutic agents and their applications, this Third Edition provides a well-balanced framework for understanding every major aspect of pharmaceutical biotechnology, including drug development, production, dosage forms, administration, and therapeutic developments. New chapters cover oligonucleotides and siRNA, regulatory issues and drug product approval for biopharmaceuticals, immunogenicity, gene therapy, and various monoclonal antibodies grouped by therapeutic area. Self-assessment questions have also been added to each chapter to reinforce understanding of practical pharmaceutical applications, making this an indispensable volume for classroom use as well as for professional reference in practice or industry.