Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Implantable applications of chitin and chitosan||Authors:||Khor, E.
Bone substitute materials
|Issue Date:||Jun-2003||Citation:||Khor, E., Lim, L.Y. (2003-06). Implantable applications of chitin and chitosan. Biomaterials 24 (13) : 2339-2349. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0142-9612(03)00026-7||Abstract:||Chitin, extracted primarily from shellfish sources, is a unique biopolymer based on the N-acetyl-glucosamine monomer. More than 40 years have lapsed since this biopolymer had aroused the interest of the scientific community around the world for its potential biomedical applications. Chitin, together with its variants, especially its deacetylated counterpart chitosan, has been shown to be useful as a wound dressing material, drug delivery vehicle and increasingly a candidate for tissue engineering. The promise for this biomaterial is vast and will continue to increase as the chemistry to extend its capabilities and new biomedical applications are investigated. It is interesting to note that a majority of this work has come from Asia. Japan has been the undisputed leader, but other Asian nations, namely Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand have also made notable contributions. More recently, China has joined the club to become an increasingly major research source for chitin and chitosan in Asia. This review surveys select works of key groups in Asia developing chitin and chitosan materials for implantable biomedical applications. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.||Source Title:||Biomaterials||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/76355||ISSN:||01429612||DOI:||10.1016/S0142-9612(03)00026-7|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Jan 14, 2020
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Jan 6, 2020
checked on Dec 29, 2019
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.