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Chitosan against Corona? Substituted chitosan as effective inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV

Published on Category: Scientific news - Chitin and Chitosan

Tags: chitosan, vaccine, Corona, MERS-CoV , SARS-CoV-2

The new corona virus SARS-CoV-2 has spread globally, originating from China since the beginning of the year. The pathogen causes the lung disease Covid-19 and has been classified as a pandemic since March 11, 2020. Researchers around the world are working on the development of effective vaccinations and drugs. A current study examined the antiviral effectiveness of HTCC (N- (2-hydroxypropyl) -3-trimethylammonium chitosan chloride) in vitro and ex vivo against the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV.

Chitosan as adjuvant for vaccines

Published on Category: Scientific news - Chitin and Chitosan

Tags: drug delivery, nanoparticles, adjuvant, Vaccines

Adjuvants in vaccines are potent enhancers, which ensure that even small amounts of pathogens induce a permanent immune response. They are particularly necessary for inactivated vaccines and vaccines with antigen subunits. Several studies investigated chitosan as an adjuvant or antigen delivery system in various formulations (gels, aqueous dispersion, micro- and nanoparticles).

Rare insight: Chitosan raw material is currently working from home

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As response to corona virus outbreak, many employees are currently working from home. At HMC chitosan is produced from chitin derived from crab shells. We asked our raw material how life is in quarantine and received this video. Like so many of us, it does a little workout to remain in good shape.

Get an insight here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDfYIxgCKkg

Limited availability of sales team by phone

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Dear customers,

Due to the current situation in Germany, the accessibility of our sales team is limited for the next few weeks.
In the city of Halle, all schools and kindergartens were closed as a precautionary action, which also affects employees of the sales team.
If you cannot reach us by phone, please write an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our production is not affected by the pandemic.

Congress and fairs

Meet us in person 2020:

  • EUCHIS, 6 - 10 September 2020 Kazan, Russia
  • CPHI 13 - 15 October 2020, Fiera Milano, Italy
  • Medica 16 - 19 November 2020, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium, 6 - 9 December 2020, Jeju-si, South Korea

To arrange an appointment please contact Katja Richter via sales(at)medical-chitosan.com

Contact

  • Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH
    Heinrich-Damerow-Strasse 1
    06120 Halle (Saale)
    Germany
  • Tel.: +49 (0) 345 27 996 300
    Fax: +49 (0) 345 27 996 378
  • sales@medical-chitosan.com

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