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Perspectives of Engineered Marine Derived Polymers for Biomedical Nanoparticles

[ Vol. 22 , Issue. 19 ]

Author(s):

Khanh Thi My Tran, Toi Van Vo, Wei Duan, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran and Thao Truong-Dinh Tran   Pages 2844 - 2856 ( 13 )

Abstract:


Marine environment exhibits an enormous diversity of organisms which contains an abundant source of polysaccharides. As polymer matrix carriers, marine-based polymers possess several valuable properties including high stability, non-toxicity, hydrophilicity, biodegradability, with low production cost. Despite notable biological activities of these natural polymers, there are certain limitations in exploring their functions in applications of nano-sized drug delivery systems. The review aims to demonstrate exceptional characteristics of marine-based polymers including fucoidan, alginate, carrageenan, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, and chitosan as well as provide perspectives of current publications on their nanoparticle formulations for biomedical applications.

Keywords:

Marine-based polymers, nanoparticles, biodegradable, drug delivery, natural polymer.

Affiliation:

Pharmaceutical Engineering Laboratory, Biomedical Engineering Department, International University, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.



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