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We have expand our chitosan chloride product range

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Due to increased requests we expanded our wide product range one more time. Henceforth you can order different chitosan HCL from HMC not only in customer manufacturing, now we also provide chitosan chloride in various standard specifications with different degrees of deacetylation and viscosity-ranges. Now you can specific compare chitosan-chlorides in your research as well as generate precise properties in your pharmaceutical products.

Please contact us for an offer of our new chitosan HCL.

The following tables are an overview about our chitosan HCL newcomers - so you can compare our specifications better.

Chitoceuticals® Chitosan HCl Article numbers
Parameter 44001 54040 54047 54039 54046
Degree of Deacetylation [%] 80-95 75-90 >90 75-90 >90
Viscosity [mPa-s] 2-200 <20 <20 2-200 2-200
Molecular weight appr. [kDa] 30-200 <300 <300 200-800 200-800

The complete specification overview you can find in Products and Services.

GMP compliant Chitosan hydrochlorid - produced in our clean room and with low level of endotoxin and of bioburden content.

Out now: 10g packaging.

GMP compliant Chitosan HCl
Article numbers
Parameter 55040 55047 55039 55046
Degree of Deacetylation [%] 75-90 >90 75-90 >90
Viscosity [mPa-s] <20 <20 2-200 2-200
Molecular weight appr. [kDa] <300 <300 200-800 200-800

The complete specification overview you can find in Products and Services.

We are looking forward to your inquiry.

Viral safety of chitosan

Published on Category: Scientific news - Chitin and Chitosan

What about the viral safety of chitosan? Here, we would like to present an interesting publication about the viral safety of chitosan. Chitosan can be applied as a virus-free biopolymer for medical products in human, as the deacetylation process of chitin is sufficient for virus inactivation, shown by Park et al (2015). The researchers from Korea used chitin from Heppe Medical Chitosan to show that viruses are efficiently inactivated during the deacetylation process from chitin to chitosan.

Publications in July 2017 - Chitosan implants for regenerative medicine

Published on Category: Scientific news - Chitin and Chitosan

Regenerative medicine is looking for structures to support the self-healing capacities of the human body. The implant scaffolds need to induce cell proliferation and promote reformation of the tissue. To create high-performance implants, adjustable degradation rates of the biomaterials, interconnected pores and functional surfaces are important. Due to their unique characteristics, chitosans are perfectly suitable to fulfill those requirements of regenerative medizin, due to their unique characteristics. In the following, we want to present you two highly interesting studies from research in this field.

Publications in June 2017 - Chitosan-based coatings for dental implants

Published on Category: Chitin + Chitosan news

The development of a strong bond between implant surface and the surrounding bone substance, called osseointegration is important for successful integration of a dental implant. The coating of dental implants with chitosan is a promising approach to enable an accelerated and improved integration. In the following, we present two publications about chitosan-based coatings for dental implants.

Congress and fairs

Meet us in person:

  • European Chitin Conference, 2017 May 31st - June 3rd, Seville, Spain
  • CPhI, 2017, October 24th - 26th, Frankfurt, Germany
  • MEDICA, 2017, November, 13rd - 16th, Düsseldorf, Germany

To arrange an appointment please contact Katja Richter via sales(a)


  • Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH
    Heinrich-Damerow-Strasse 1
    06120 Halle (Saale)
  • Tel.: +49 (0) 345 27 996 300
    Fax: +49 (0) 345 27 996 378