Khanh Thi My Tran, Toi Van Vo, Wei Duan, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran and Thao Truong-Dinh Tran Pages 2844 - 2856 ( 13 )
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.
Marine-based polymers, nanoparticles, biodegradable, drug delivery, natural polymer.
Pharmaceutical Engineering Laboratory, Biomedical Engineering Department, International University, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.