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BIOMATERIALS

Marine polysaccharide: from the sea to the clinic

 

With the increasing growth of the algae industry and the development of algae biorefinery, there is a growing need for high-value applications of algae-extracted biopolymers. The utilization of such biopolymers in the biomedical field can be considered as one of the most attractive applications but is challenging to implement.
Our objective, as an innovation hub for marine polysaccharides, is to tackle these challenges  To achieve this, we are joining forces on creating new applications for marine biomaterials with different research groups and companies working on marine life.

 

Published Work

Selected Articles on this topic

With the increasing growth of the algae industry and the development of algae biorefinery, there is a growing need for high-value applications of algae-extracted biopolymers.  This article offers a perspective of the anticipated development of the whole field and how the further utilization of hydrogel-forming polysaccharides extracted from algae can revolutionize the current algae industry are suggested.

Article in The Conversation about our work on how we demonstrate that by a simple injection of a gel extracted from edible seaweeds, we can direct the body to create stable blood vessels in a muscle. These vessels are the key in helping tissue to live.

 

Biomaterials & Biofabrication (B-M&F) research group

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