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Chitosan Derivatives

Heppe Medical Chitosan produces not only classical chitins and chitosans but also derivatives of these groups of substances.
Chitosan derivatives are obtained by chemical modification of the reactive chitosan groups (OH-, NH2-).
They have the advantage of possessing the unique pharmacological properties of chitosan, such as

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-viral
  • Hemostatic
  • Anti-inflammatory

but at the same time are water soluble. As a result, chitosan derivatives exhibit improved biocompatibility, bioactivity, biodegradability and reduced toxicity. Due to the improved physical and chemical properties, there are extended application possibilities.

Examples of biomedical applications include:

  • Medical materials (e.g. wound dressings).
  • Nanomaterials e.g. nanoparticles, hydrogels, microspheres
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Vaccine adjuvants
  • Tissue engineering


Our standard range of chitosan derivatives includes:

In our shop you can directly buy small quantities of chitosan derivatives. For a detailed offer please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH. Are you looking for another chitosan derivative? Contact us - we also manufacture on a contract basis.

Congress and fairs

Meet us in person 2023:

  • EASO Winterschool 2023, Wittenberg, Deutschland, 15.02.-18.02.2023
  • EUCHIS 2023, Siglufjörður, Island, 11.-14.09.2023
  • EPNOE 2023, Graz, Austria, 18.09.-22.09.2023
  • Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium 2023, Juju, Süd-Korea, 31.10.-03.11.2023
  • Bioeconomy Innovation Day, Brussels, Belgium, 16.11.2023

To arrange an appointment please contact Katja Richter via sales(at)


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