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Hyaluronic Acid as a Component of Natural Polymer Blends for Biomedical Applications: A Review

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Department of Biomaterials and Cosmetics Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Gagarin 7, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
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Health Sciences Faculty, President Stanisław Wojciechowski State University of Applied Sciences in Kalisz, Nowy Świat 4 st., 62-800 Kalisz, Poland
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Academic Editors: Adam Gadomski and Piotr Bełdowski
Molecules 2020, 25(18), 4035; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25184035
Received: 9 August 2020 / Revised: 28 August 2020 / Accepted: 2 September 2020 / Published: 4 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Role of Hyaluronan in Biomedicine)
In this review, we provide a report on recent studies in the field of research on the blends of hyaluronic acid with other natural polymers, namely collagen and chitosan. Hyaluronic acid has attracted significant interest in biomedical and cosmetic applications due to its interesting properties. In recent years, blends of hyaluronic acid with other polymers have been studied for new materials development. New materials may show improved properties that are important in the biomedical applications and in cosmetic preparations. In this review paper, the structure, preparation, and properties of hyaluronic acid blends with collagen and chitosan have been discussed and examples of new materials based on such blends have been presented. A comparison of the currently available information in the field has been shown. Future aspects in the field of hyaluronic acid blends and their applications in the biomedical and cosmetic industry have also been mentioned. View Full-Text
Keywords: hyaluronic acid; polymer blends; biopolymers; biomaterials; chitosan; collagen hyaluronic acid; polymer blends; biopolymers; biomaterials; chitosan; collagen
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Sionkowska, A.; Gadomska, M.; Musiał, K.; Piątek, J. Hyaluronic Acid as a Component of Natural Polymer Blends for Biomedical Applications: A Review. Molecules 2020, 25, 4035. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25184035

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Sionkowska A, Gadomska M, Musiał K, Piątek J. Hyaluronic Acid as a Component of Natural Polymer Blends for Biomedical Applications: A Review. Molecules. 2020; 25(18):4035. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25184035

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Sionkowska, Alina, Magdalena Gadomska, Katarzyna Musiał, and Jacek Piątek. 2020. "Hyaluronic Acid as a Component of Natural Polymer Blends for Biomedical Applications: A Review" Molecules 25, no. 18: 4035. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25184035

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