Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics Research Group

Abstract

In tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, the combination of biomaterials, cells, and bioactive molecules is the key to promote tissue regeneration or even to create therapeutic systems. The use of natural biomacromolecules in the processing of membranes has been extensively applied in association with traditional processing techniques. The resulting structures present multiple mechanical and biological features that allow their application as wound dressings for skin regeneration, drug delivery systems, and bone regeneration supports.

This chapter provides an up-to-date review of the most promising natural biopolymers processed as membranes, focusing on polysaccharides, proteins and their combinations, strategies for processing, and their applications in the tissue-engineering field.

Journal
Biopolymer Membranes and Films: Health, Food, Environment, and Energy Applications
Pagination
141-163
Publisher
Elsevier
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128181348000067
Keywords
Biomaterials, hydrogel membrane, natural polymers, proteins, skin repair, Tissue engineering, wound dressing
Rights
Restricted Access
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Status
published
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