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Title: Transformation of biowaste for medical applications: Incorporation of biologically derived silver nanoparticles as antimicrobial coating
Authors: Vigneswari, Sevakumaran
Amelia, Tan Suet May
Hazwan, Mohamad Hazari
Mouriya, Govindan Kothandaraman
Bhubalan, Kesaven
Amirul, Al-Ashraf Abdullah
Ramakrishna, Seeram 
Keywords: Antimicrobial coating
Silver nanoparticles
Issue Date: 24-Feb-2021
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: Vigneswari, Sevakumaran, Amelia, Tan Suet May, Hazwan, Mohamad Hazari, Mouriya, Govindan Kothandaraman, Bhubalan, Kesaven, Amirul, Al-Ashraf Abdullah, Ramakrishna, Seeram (2021-02-24). Transformation of biowaste for medical applications: Incorporation of biologically derived silver nanoparticles as antimicrobial coating. Antibiotics 10 (3) : 1-22. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Nanobiotechnology has undoubtedly influenced major breakthroughs in medical sciences. Application of nanosized materials has made it possible for researchers to investigate a broad spectrum of treatments for diseases with minimally invasive procedures. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been a subject of investigation for numerous applications in agriculture, water treatment, biosensors, textiles, and the food industry as well as in the medical field, mainly due to their antimicrobial properties and nanoparticle nature. In general, AgNPs are known for their superior physical, chemical, and biological properties. The properties of AgNPs differ based on their methods of synthesis and to date, the biological method has been preferred because it is rapid, nontoxic, and can produce well-defined size and morphology under optimized conditions. Nevertheless, the common issue concerning biological or biobased production is its sustainability. Researchers have employed various strategies in addressing this shortcoming, such as recently testing agricultural biowastes such as fruit peels for the synthesis of AgNPs. The use of biowastes is definitely cost-effective and eco-friendly; moreover, it has been reported that the reduction process is simple and rapid with reasonably high yield. This review aims to address the developments in using fruit- and vegetable-based biowastes for biologically producing AgNPs to be applied as antimicrobial coatings in biomedical applications. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Source Title: Antibiotics
ISSN: 2079-6382
DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics10030229
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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