Biopolymers for Surgical Applications


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Bibire T., YILMAZ O. , Ghiciuc C. M. , Bibire N., Danila R.

COATINGS, vol.12, no.2, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/coatings12020211
  • Title of Journal : COATINGS
  • Keywords: biopolymers, surgery, polysaccharides, proteins, biocompatible, sealants, sutures, HYDROGEL, RELEASE, NANOPARTICLES, BIOMATERIALS, FABRICATION, HEMOSTASIS, ADHESIVES, SEALANT, GELS

Abstract

Biopolymers have gained significant attention as a class of polymer materials with a wide range of applications, especially in the medical and pharmaceutical field. Due to particular characteristics, such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, non-toxicity, and functionality, they have become promising candidates for various surgical applications, including as bioadhesives, sealants, wound dressings, sutures, drug carriers, coating materials, etc. Recent research shows that further modification of biopolymers by advanced techniques can improve their functionality i.e., antibacterial activity, cell viability, drug-releasing capability, good wet adhesion performance, and good mechanical properties. This mini review aims to provide a brief report on the type of biopolymers and recent developments regarding their use in various surgical applications.