Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
Publisher : Carbohydrate Polymers
Source : Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 82, Number 2, p.227-232 (2010)
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Keywords : Anti-microbial activity, biocompatibility, biodegradation, Biomedical applications, Biomolecules, Biopolymers, cancer diagnosis, chemical modification, chitin, Chitin-chitosan, chitosan, Drug delivery, Hydrogels, Immunogenicity, Mechanical properties, Nano-materials, Nanocomposites, Nanofibers, Nanoparticles, Nanostructured materials, Non-toxicity, Scaffolds, Scaffolds for tissue engineering, Structural possibilities, tissue engineering, Wound dressings, Wound healing
Campus : Kochi
School : Center for Nanosciences
Center : Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Move, Nanosciences
Department : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
Year : 2010
Abstract : Chitin and chitosan are biopolymers having immense structural possibilities for chemical and mechanical modifications to generate novel properties, functions and applications especially in biomedical area. Chitin and chitosan are effective materials for biomedical applications because of their biocompatibility, biodegradability and non-toxicity, apart from their antimicrobial activity and low immunogenicity, which clearly points to an immense potential for future development. These candidate biopolymers can be easily processed into gels, sponges, membranes, beads and scaffolds forms. This review emphasizes recent research on different aspects of chitin and chitosan based nanomaterials, including the preparation and applications of chitin and chitosan based nanofibers, nanoparticles and nanocomposite scaffolds for tissue engineering, wound dressing, drug delivery and cancer diagnosis.
Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, Dr. Deepthy Menon, Manzoor, K., Nair, S. V., and Tamura, H., “Biomedical Applications of Chitin and Chitosan based Nanomaterials - A Short Review”, Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 82, pp. 227-232, 2010.