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Scientific news - Chitin and Chitosan

HMC 0309 185In this rubric we present you scientific news from the world of chitin and chitosan. Monthly you can find recent publications. We hope to arouse your interest in this biopolymer or to help you out. If you have any comments or if you do chitin or chitosan research and you want to publish your article on this page, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Chitosan-based multilayer films as wound dressings

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Tags: chitosan, wound treatment, wound dressing, antibacterial, layer-by-layer, chronic wounds

Chronic wounds represent a major burden on the quality of life of those affected. To improve their situation, multilayer films of chitosan, alginate and the fibroblast growth factor FGF2 were prepared in the presented study and their potential as wound dressings was investigated.

Enhancement of antimicrobial activity of chlorhexidine by liposomes with chitosan

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Tags: drug delivery, chitosan, antibacterial, liposomes

Chronic wounds affect 1-2% of the population. In the presented study, chitosan-coated and chitosan-containing liposomes were prepared to enhance the antibacterial effect of the drug chlorhexixdine. A chitosan-based delivery system enhances the antimicrobial activity of chlorhexidine.

Effects of the addition of chitosan in the base of dentures

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Tags: chitosan, antibacterial, denture substitutes, denture base

Good dentures are becoming increasingly important as the population ages. Conventional materials for the base of dentures are often porous and thus susceptible to deformation or microbial colonization. To prevent this, chitosan is added to polymethyl methacrylate resin in the presented study.

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