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Novel chitin and chitosan nanofibers in biomedical applications

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14766 1246 2010 9 PDF Available
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Novel chitin and chitosan nanofibers in biomedical applications
Abstract

Chitin and its deacetylated derivative, chitosan, are non-toxic, antibacterial, biodegradable and biocompatible biopolymers. Due to these properties, they are widely used for biomedical applications such as tissue engineering scaffolds, drug delivery, wound dressings, separation membranes and antibacterial coatings, stent coatings, and sensors. In the recent years, electrospinning has been found to be a novel technique to produce chitin and chitosan nanofibers. These nanofibers find novel applications in biomedical fields due to their high surface area and porosity. This article reviews the recent reports on the preparation, properties and biomedical applications of chitin and chitosan based nanofibers in detail.

Keywords
Chitin; Chitosan; Nanofibers; Tissue engineering; Drug delivery; Biosensors; Wound healing; Filtration
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biotechnology Advances - Volume 28, Issue 1, January–February 2010, Pages 142–150
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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