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
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
CHITOSAN DERIVATIVES AT HMC
Our standard range of chitosan derivatives includes:
- Chitosan HCl (in various specification)
- Chitosan glutamate
- Carboxymethyl chitosan
- Chitosan lactate
- Chitosan acetate