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Processing and shelf life issues of selected food packaging materials and structures from renewable resources
Use of polymers from renewable sources for food packaging applications is steadily growing. However, as compared to thermoplastic synthetic polymers, they present problems when processed withExpand
Genotoxic and cytotoxic effects of ZnO nanoparticles for Dunaliella tertiolecta and comparison with SiO2 and TiO2 effects at population growth inhibition levels.
The increasing use of oxide nanoparticles (NPs) in commercial products has intensified the potential release into the aquatic environment where algae represent the basis of the trophic chain. NPExpand
Marine Collagen from Alternative and Sustainable Sources: Extraction, Processing and Applications
Due to its unique properties, collagen is used in the growing fields of pharmaceutical and biomedical devices, as well as in the fields of nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, food and beverages. CollagenExpand
Leachates of micronized plastic toys provoke embryotoxic effects upon sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus.
Microplastics are defined as plastic fragments <5 mm, and they are found in the ocean where they can impact on the ecosystem. Once released in seawater, microplastics can be internalized by organismsExpand
Early ecotoxic effects of ZnO nanoparticle chronic exposure in Mytilus galloprovincialis revealed by transcription of apoptosis and antioxidant-related genes
Recently, China became one of the largest nanomaterial markets in the world. The wide use of ZnO nanoparticles in a number of products implies an increasing release in marine environment andExpand
Design of novel three-phase PCL/TZ–HA biomaterials for use in bone regeneration applications
The design of bioactive scaffold materials able to guide cellular processes involved in new-tissue genesis is key determinant in bone tissue engineering. The aim of this study was the design andExpand
Testing ZnO nanoparticle ecotoxicity: linking time variable exposure to effects on different marine model organisms
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are increasingly used in several personal care products, with high potential to be released directly into marine environment with consequent adverse impact onExpand
Effect of molecular structure on film blowing ability of thermoplastic zein
The aim of this work was to explore the feasibility of preparing thermoplastic films from commercial zein by film blowing technology. Zein, a cereal protein extracted from maize, was plasticizedExpand
Design and preparation of μ‐bimodal porous scaffold for tissue engineering
The aim of this study was to prepare poly-ϵ-caprolactone (PCL) foams, with a well-defined micrometric and bimodal open-pore dimension distribution, suitable as scaffolds for tissue engineering. TheExpand