Posts tagged with ‘chitin’

  • The Sixth National Chitin-Chitosan Conference (6th NCCC) will be held on August 26-27, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand

    The Sixth National Chitin-Chitosan Conference (6th NCCC) will be held on August 26-27, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand in conjunction with the 6th Thailand Materials Science and Technology Conference and Thailand Textile Symposium 2010. This conference has been jointly-organized by the Center for Chitin-Chitosan Biomaterials (CCB), Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute (MMRI), Chulalongkorn University and the National Metal and Materials […]
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  • Anti-bacterial reusable shopping bags made from chitin available through Haggen Stores, Pacific Northwest USA

    Haggen is proud to introduce an antibacterial polypropylene reusable bag that helps prevent the spread of bacteria that can cause food-borne illness. This reusable bag has been treated with AP-360, an all-natural, biodegradable and renewable resource that helps prevent the spread of bacteria that can cause food borne illness, even after repeated washings. AP-360 is an antimicrobial product that controls […]
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  • Chitosan Cited in Publication as Potential Binder and Delivery Agent for Arsenic in Groundwater Removal and For Targeting Tumors, Respectively

    Abstract: So far, there are only few studies dealing with arsenic (As) removal from groundwater using chitin or chitosan and no evidence of the use of these natural polymers for arsenic trioxide (As2O3) delivery in tumor therapy. Here we suggest that chitin and/or chitosan might have the right properties to be employed as efficient polymers for such applications. Besides, nanotechnology […]
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  • Researchers in India Claim To Heal Wounds Within Seconds Using Chitin

    Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT-K) campus from the Department of Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering claim to have developed a polymer that can stop bleeding in five seconds when applied to a wound. Ashok Kumar Kaul, Assistant Professor in the Bio-Sciences and Bio-Engineering Department has told that such a polymer that promotes haemostasis, which is the process […]
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  • Australian researchers work with Crab shells to develop odor-repellent fabrics for car seats

    RMIT University researchers in Australia are using a natural biopolymer found in crustaceans to create odour-repellent fabrics for use in the automotive industry. The researchers are studying how specialised fabrics could provide smart solutions for car interiors, resisting odors and staying cleaner for longer. For the anti-odor research, various fragrance oils were applied to 100 per cent polyester woven automotive […]
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  • Seafood Dealers in Alabama Use Grant Money to Process Shellfish Waste

    Officials say a group of seafood dealers in the Bayou La Batre, Alabama area plan to use a $3.2 million federal grant to build a seafood byproduct processing plant. The Gulf Coast Agriculture and Seafood Cooperative’s 23 crab and shrimp processors haven’t had a local place to dispose of crab and shrimp shells since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The U.S. Commerce Department said in a […]
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  • Canadian entrepreneurs pitch shellfish waste operation

    A Prince Edward Island company will pitch the prospects for their new Ocean Organics company this week on a TV show to stimulate interest and investment in their shell waste operation. Roger O’Neil and Bob Miller, from the southeastern region of the province, have been working on a project to turn shellfish waste into profit. More info
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  • U.S. Seafood Processors Missing Out on Opportunity for Additional Value and Revenue With Byproducts

    Strategro International, a market entry and business growth consultancy, spoke to a packed room of seafood processors at the International Boston Seafood Show recently offering examples of how companies and researchers worldwide are developing valuable products from seafood processing waste streams. For the unenlightened seafood company, seafood byproducts can pose a headache and a significant cost item for disposal, storage, […]
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  • Lobster Shell Compounds Can Heal

    Scientists in Cuba say two compounds from lobster shells — chitin and chitosan — have healing and bio-stimulant properties. The University of Havana researchers said the compounds can be used to produce surgical materials with great healing and antiseptic properties, as well as to enhance growth speed and germination in seeds. More Information
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  • Crab Shells and Fungi May Hold a Key to Asthma

    While humans and other vertebrates do not produce chitin, the human body is equipped to recognize and eliminate it. A new study by researchers at University of California indicates that a less active form of AMCase might allow our adaptive, or learned, immune system to recruit too many cells in its attempt to rid the body of chitin, eventually inflaming […]
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