Authors: P. Johansson and I. Wadsö
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Calorimetry is an important thermodynamic and analytical method for investigations of living systems. The non-specific nature of calorimetry can be of advantage in such work, but will also make it difficult to interprete the results in sufficient detail. It is therefore of interest to combine calorimetry with specific analytical techniques. Work in this area is discussed with reference to the use of isothermal microcalorimetry for the characterization of living cellular systems in the pharmaceutical industry.