Research & Development in Material Science

Chitosan as Promising Materials for Biomedical Application: Review

Submission: October 10, 2017; Published: December 18, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2017.02.000543

ISSN: 2576-8840
Volume2 Issue4


In the recent years, chitosan is considered as effective biopolymers for biomedical application. This is due to the fact that chitosan has a unique structure, various properties, and ubiquitous functionalities in character and provides the possibility for extension of this biopolymer in the in green chemistry, drug delivery, an anticancer agent, as well as wound healing etc. The inherent advantages offered by chitosan such as biocompatibility, genocompatibility, hemocompatibility, cytocompatibility, non-toxic, biologically suitable polymer properties make them attractive for biomedical application. The main aim of this review is to enlighten the importance of chitosan biopolymer for several biomedical technologies and engineering purposes.

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