publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Chitosan-based biomaterials for tissue engineering

Florence Croisier; Christine Jérôme;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Apr 2013
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Derived from chitin, chitosan is a unique biopolymer that exhibits outstanding properties, beside biocompatibility and biodegradability. Most of these peculiar properties arise from the presence of primary amines along the chitosan backbone. As a consequence, this polysaccharide is a relevant candidate in the field of biomaterials, especially for tissue engineering. The current article highlights the preparation and properties of innovative chitosan-based biomaterials, with respect to their future applications. The use of chitosan in 3D-scaffolds – as gels and sponges – and in 2D-scaffolds – as films and fibers – is discussed, with a special focus on wo...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: macromolecular substancescarbohydrates (lipids)technology, industry, and agriculture
free text keywords: Chitosan scaffolds, Biomaterials, Tissue engineering, Wound healing, Organic Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy(all), Polymers and Plastics
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