Posts tagged with ‘marine biopolymer’

  • Chitosan being tested to improve healing for oral mucositis

    Using a substance found in the shells of shrimp and crabs, former military physician William Wiesmann developed a bandage that stopped soldiers from bleeding to death on the battlefield. Now the CEO of Claremont- based biotechnology company Synedgen, Wiesmann hopes to take the blood-clotting and bacteria-killing properties of the substance to treat the painful mouth sores that plague many cancer […]
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  • Proposed full-scale chitin/chitosan production facility in Newfoundland, Canada has vaulted significant hurdle

    A proposal  to construct a full-scale chitin/chitosan production facility adjacent to its sprawling crab and shrimp processing plant in Bay de Verde has vaulted a significant hurdle. But the same proposal that was so vociferously opposed in Old Perlican – just 12 kilometres away – several years ago also has its share of critics in Bay de Verde. The seven-member Bay […]
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  • US launch of chitosan-soaked Tencel C fiber at upcoming Los Angeles Textile Show & Texworld USA

    Textile World: Lenzing of Austria recently launched Tencel C,  comprising Tencel fiber soaked with chitosan, made of chitin extracted from crab shells.  Lenzing reports it adds skin-soothing cosmetic benefits to Tencel, and in a scientific wear study, stockings made with Tencel C were shown to protect the skin, allow it to retain more moisture, improve skin elasticity and stimulate skin […]
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  • Medtronic Buys Chitin Gel Technology For Sinus Treatment

    Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Friday it purchased a chitin gel technology that could be used to control bleeding and speed up healing in surgical procedures that treat sinus conditions. Medtronic said the gel is a polymer produced from the chitin of shellfish and squid. Chitin is found in the exoskeletons of insects and some crustaceans. In humans, it […]
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  • Chitosan antimicrobial coating potential found for curbing Listeria, according to new study

    The study by Haiqiang Chen et al, published in the Journal of Food Science, found that use of chitosan, particularly when used in coatings, was able to inhibit the growth of LM and could potentially be an effective tool for the fish processing sector in efforts to tackle the bacteria. The group said they launched the project as LM-contamination of […]
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  • CANADA: Shrimp shell processing facility to be built in Newfoundland

    A shrimp shell processing facility will be established in Twillingate with the help of a $500,000 loan from the provincial government, it was announced today. The initiative is expected to create up to 19 full-time jobs during periods the facility is operational. According to a news release, the facility will dry and compact shrimp waste to produce two products: dried shrimp […]
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  • TENCEL C – a new dimension in textile cosmetics containing chitosan

    Lenzing Group out of Austria is presenting the new fiber innovation TENCEL C at Heimtextil in Frankfurt. After many years of research work, cosmetic properties can now be combined with the well-known skin-sensory advantages of TENCEL. The TENCEL fiber is well-known for its positive skin properties. Due to its smooth fiber structure, it is particularly silky next to the skin. […]
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  • Bioremediation Of Shrimp Biowaste By Using Natural Probiotic For Chitin And Carotenoid Production

    Kandra Prameela1*, Ch. Murali Mohan1, P.V. Smitha1, K.P.J. Hemalatha2 1Department of Biotechnology, GITAM Institute of Technology, Rushikonda, GITAM University,Visakhapatnam 530 045, India 2Department of Biochemistry, College of Science and Technology, Andhra University,Visakhapatnam 530 045, India ABSTRACT: The production of chitin and carotenoids from shrimp biowaste by using natural probiotic has been studied. The fermentation studies were determined by varying inoculum levels from […]
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  • By Year 2015: Global market for chitin derivatives expected to reach $63 billion / Global chitosan market could exceed $21 billion

    The global market for chitin derivatives is expected to reach $63 billion while the global chitosan market could exceed $21 billion by the year 2015, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts Inc. titled “Chitin & Chitosan: A Global Strategic Business Report.” Key factors driving market growth include increasing applications and surging demand for chitin and chitosan from […]
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  • Russia: news on work with chitosan for medical applications

    Russian researchers have created a new nonwoven fiber material from chitosan, a natural polymer found in shells of marine arthropods and some insects. Scientists working in Karpov Research and Development Institute of Physics and Chemistry believe that the good absorbing properties of this new material promise a good future for use in medicine. This new material made of chitosan looks like […]
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