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Scientific news - Chitin and Chitosan

HMC 0309 185In this rubric we present you scientific news from the world of chitin and chitosan. Monthly you can find recent publications. We hope to arouse your interest in this biopolymer or to help you out. If you have any comments or if you do chitin or chitosan research and you want to publish your article on this page, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Publications and reviews with chitosan in 2022

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Tags: chitosan, Publications, Reviews, science

According to HMC research (PubMed, Jan. 20, 2023), a total of 3097 publications with chitosan in the title were published in 2022. Of these, 151 were reviews with a wide variety of applications of chitosan. In this article, we would like to give you an overview of the publications and briefly introduce five of the reviews. Enjoy reading!

Chitosan-based smart microgels for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases

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Tags: drug delivery, chitosan, antimicrobial, microgel, inflammatory bowel disease

More than 5 million people worldwide are affected by inflammatory bowel disease. To enable good treatment, targeted and efficient drug delivery is necessary. In the presented study, a chitosan-based vancomycin loaded microgel was investigated for this purpose.

Chitosan and chitosan oligosaccharides in antibiotic-loaded bone cement

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Tags: chitosan, bone cements, chitosan oligomer, antibiotics

Orthopedic infections can be treated with antibiotic-loaded bone cements. However, due to the growing number of resistances, new formulations are needed to e.g. improve the drug release. For this reason, dual-antibiotic bone cement containing chitosan and chitosan oligosaccharide was prepared in the presented study.

Chitosan in immunosensors for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

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Tags: chitosan, Alzheimer, gold nanoparticles, immunosensors

As the population ages, the number of Alzheimer's cases could triple by 2050. To enable early diagnosis, sensitive and easy-to-use diagnostic platforms are needed. Therefore, in the presented study, an electrochemical immunosensor was fabricated using chitosan and gold nanoparticles functionalized carbon nanotubes.

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  • EUCHIS, 2022
  • CPHI 2022
  • Medica 2022
  • Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium, 2022, South Korea

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