Iranian Researchers Make Antimicrobial Nanocomposites from Shrimp Shells

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 09:50

Iranian researchers have made nanocomposites based on Chitosan nanoparticle by using shrimp shells which can be applied in food, cosmetics and healthcare industries.

According to an ISCA report, applying nano technology, Iranian researchers could produce antimicrobial composites based on chitosan nanoparticles which is a natural polycationic linear polysaccharide derived from chitin. The low solubility of chitosan in neutral and alkaline solution limits its application.

With very low concentrations, Chitosan Nanocomposites include active peptide with an antimicrobial property. This Nanomaterial could destroy a wide range of fungi which can be used in antimicrobial, antiseptics and textiles from various surfaces.

This product can be used in all kinds of antimicrobial textiles and bandages, mouth disinfection, disinfecting of various places such as hospitals, avoiding body odor and smelly feet and etc.

This research has been produced with the cooperation of Ali Saber, technical assistant, Arash Shafiee, responsible for the research and development and Hooman Zare, customer relationship manager.

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