Chitosan-Halloysite Nano-Composite for Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering


Chitosan-Halloysite Nano-Composite for Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

Krishnapur M. Pragna, N. Sushma, K. Bhanu Revathi, K. Shinomol George

Repair mechanism maintains the integrity and function of damaged tissues. However, natural repair slows down with age and diseases. Generation of synthetic materials for tissue renewal adopts technique from molecular biology as well as structural and molecular engineering. Nanomaterials possess superior strength that outdoes the relative characteristics of conventional materials. Nano scaffolds along with growth factors used in organ regeneration; hasten wound healing process. Recently, halloysites nanotubes are replacing Carbon Nanotubes, and doping with chitosan enhances biocompatibility and mechanical strength; also lowering cytotoxicity. Thus, exploring economical and superior performance Halloysite Nanotubes incorporated into chitosan is essential in cost effective biomedical applications and regeneration of tissues.

Chitosan, Halloysite, Scaffolds, Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering

Published online 6/2/2022, 21 pages

Citation: Krishnapur M. Pragna, N. Sushma, K. Bhanu Revathi, K. Shinomol George, Chitosan-Halloysite Nano-Composite for Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 125, pp 103-123, 2022


Part of the book on Advanced Applications of Micro and Nano Clay

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