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Mar. Drugs, Volume 16, Issue 8 (August 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Prionace glauca is one the major bycatch species taken from driftnet fisheries every year [...] Read more. Prionace glauca is one the major bycatch species taken from driftnet fisheries every year generating a significant amount of biomass, considered waste for the fish transformation industry that needs to be managed and ultimately valorized. Exploring the potential of blue shark byproducts, as skins and teeth, 3D bioactive structures with a huge potential for biomedical applications were fabricated. Collagen extracted from the skin of Prionace glauca combined with bioceramic particles obtained from the tooth of Prionace glauca and Iurus oxyrinchus were combined and processed by freeze-drying to produce 3D structures as biomaterials aiming at hard tissue regeneration. Based on a strategy of marine byproducts valorization the produced collagen/apatite composites demonstrate the sustainability of the structures to support and promote osteogenic lineage survival. View the paper here.