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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 implants for nerve regeneration

Artificial nerve conduits are used for peripheral nerve damage, but still have some disadvantages compared to autologous cells, such as lack of neurotrophic factors. In the presented study, a nerve conduit made of chitosan, collagen and Schwann cells is used to repair damage to the sciatic nerve of mice, thus providing a simpler alternative to the complex autologous nerve transplantation.

chitosan, hydrogels, neurons, neuroregeneration, glial cells, nerve conduit

Read more Chitosan implants for nerve regeneration

Chitosan-based wound dressings through 3D bioprinting technology

3D bioprinting can improve the treatment of wounds by producing multifunctional, personalized wound dressings. In the study presented here, hydrogel wound dressings based on galantine, sodium alginate, dopamine and quaternized chitosan with effective antioxidant, antibacterial and biocompatible properties will be fabricated via using this technology.

chitosan, hydrogels, wound treatment, wound dressing, chitosan derivate, 3D Bioprinting

Read more Chitosan-based wound dressings through 3D bioprinting technology

Influence of crosslinkers and stabilization methods on porous chitosan-bioglass networks

Chitosan bioglass networks can be used as biomaterials in medicine, for example, as bone implants. Their physiochemical and mechanical properties can be improved by crosslinkers and various stabilization methods. In the presented study, six of them were compared with each other.

chitosan, scaffold, tissue engineering, chitosan by HMC, Crosslinking, biomedicine, bioglas

Read more Influence of crosslinkers and stabilization methods on porous chitosan-bioglass networks

Microfluidics as a platform technology for the production of chitosan nanoparticles

The preparation of chitosan-based nanoparticles by ionotrophic gelation often leads to high batch-to-batch variability as well as in low reproducibility. A possible solution to this could be controlled mixing on a microfluidic scale. In the study presented here, chitosan tripolyphosphate nanoparticles with siRNA, mRNA and β-galactosidase as cargo will be prepared using microfluidics.

chitosan, chitosan nano-particles, microfluidic, siRNA, TPP, mRNA, Beta-Galactosidase

Read more Microfluidics as a platform technology for the production of chitosan nanoparticles

Congress and fairs

Meet us in person 2023:

  • EASO Winterschool 2023, Wittenberg, Germany, 15.02.-18.02.2023
  • EUCHIS 2023, Siglufjörður, Iceland, 11.-14.09.2023
  • EPNOE 2023, Graz, Austria, 18.09.-22.09.2023
  • Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium 2023, Juju, South-Korea, 31.10.-03.11.2023
  • Bioeconomy Innovation Day, Brussels, Belgium, 16.11.2023

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