Marine derived polysaccharides for biomedical applications: chemical modification approaches.

@article{dAyala2008MarineDP,
  title={Marine derived polysaccharides for biomedical applications: chemical modification approaches.},
  author={Giovanna Gomez d'Ayala and Mario Malinconico and Paola Laurienzo},
  journal={Molecules},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={2069-106}
}
Polysaccharide-based biomaterials are an emerging class in several biomedical fields such as tissue regeneration, particularly for cartilage, drug delivery devices and gelentrapment systems for the immobilization of cells. Important properties of the polysaccharides include controllable biological activity, biodegradability, and their ability to form hydrogels. Most of the polysaccharides used derive from natural sources; particularly, alginate and chitin, two polysaccharides which have an… CONTINUE READING