Renewable Materials for Tissue Repair/Biocompatibility of Cellulose Nanocrystals

E.-M.U. Egertsdotter and C.K. Aidun (USA)


cellulose nanoparticles, Atomic Force Microscope, biocompatibility


The surface of cellulose displays hydroxyl groups can be reacted to a broad range of molecules adding unique properties to cellulose surfaces. This opens for possible applications for cellulose nanoparticles in biomedicine, specifically in areas that involve targeted delivery and tracking studies. Here we present preliminary data on biocompatibility of cellulose nanoparticles, which suggests a potential for use of cellulose nanoparticles in biomedical applications like drug delivery, and specifically, tissue repair.

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