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Exploring the Impact of Chitosan Composites as Artificial Organs

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Department of Bioresources and Food Science, Institute of Natural Science and Agriculture, Konkuk University, 1 Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, Jazan P. O. Box 114, Saudi Arabia
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Division of Research and Innovation, Department of Biotechnology, Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Thandalam, Chennai 602105, Tamil Nadu, India
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Laboratory of Neo Natural Farming, Chunnampet 603401, Tamil Nadu, India
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Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biotechnology, Konkuk University, 1 Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Polymers 2022, 14(8), 1587; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14081587
Received: 16 February 2022 / Revised: 24 March 2022 / Accepted: 7 April 2022 / Published: 13 April 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biopolymers for Tissue Engineering II)
Chitosan and its allies have in multiple ways expanded into the medical, food, chemical, and biological industries and is still expanding. With its humble beginnings from marine shell wastes, the deacetylated form of chitin has come a long way in clinical practices. The biomedical applications of chitosan are truly a feather on its cap, with rarer aspects being chitosan’s role in tissue regeneration and artificial organs. Tissue regeneration is a highly advanced and sensitive biomedical application, and the very fact that chitosan is premiering here is an authentication of its ability to deliver. In this review, the various biomedical applications of chitosan are touched on briefly. The synthesis methodologies that are specific for tissue engineering and biomedical applications have been listed. What has been achieved using chitosan and chitosan composites in artificial organ research as well as tissue regeneration has been surveyed and presented. The lack of enthusiasm, as demonstrated by the very few reports online with respect to chitosan composites and artificial organs, is highlighted, and the reasons for this lapse speculated. What more needs be done to expand chitosan and its allies for a better utilization and exploitation to best benefit the construction of artificial organs and building of tissue analogs has been discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: chitosan; biomedical applications; artificial organs; composites; tissue regeneration chitosan; biomedical applications; artificial organs; composites; tissue regeneration
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Sivanesan, I.; Hasan, N.; Muthu, M.; Blessing, G.; Gopal, J.; Chun, S.; Shin, J.; Oh, J.-W. Exploring the Impact of Chitosan Composites as Artificial Organs. Polymers 2022, 14, 1587. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14081587

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Sivanesan I, Hasan N, Muthu M, Blessing G, Gopal J, Chun S, Shin J, Oh J-W. Exploring the Impact of Chitosan Composites as Artificial Organs. Polymers. 2022; 14(8):1587. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14081587

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Sivanesan, Iyyakkannu, Nazim Hasan, Manikandan Muthu, Gowsalya Blessing, Judy Gopal, Sechul Chun, Juhyun Shin, and Jae-Wook Oh. 2022. "Exploring the Impact of Chitosan Composites as Artificial Organs" Polymers 14, no. 8: 1587. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14081587

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