Recent Developments on Chitosan Applications in Regenerative Medicine

last updated: 2016-12-14
TitleRecent Developments on Chitosan Applications in Regenerative Medicine
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsDuarte A. R. C., Correlo V. M., Oliveira J. M., and Reis R. L.
EditorsNeves N. M., and Reis R. L.
Abstract Text

Chitin is the second most abundant natural polymer, after cellulose, and it is mostly
obtained from crustacean shells, such as crabs and/or shrimps [1]. It is, nonetheless,
present in many other marine origin organisms, such as cephalopods. These alternative
sources have recently started to gain more attention in order to obtain biopolymers
with different characteristics [2].

Book TitleBiomaterials from Nature for Advanced Devices and Therapies
Pagination221-243
Date2016-10-01
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc
DOI10.1002/9781119126218.ch14
KeywordsChitosan, Tissue engineering
RightsrestrictedAccess
Peer reviewedyes
Statuspublished

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