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Bioengineers developed 3D structures from crab shells to replace damaged tissues

Bioengineers developed 3D structures from crab shells to replace damaged tissues

Written by David

April 1, 2019

IMAGE: A 3D scaffold after laser stereolithography (a) and lyophilization (b). view more A team of scientists from Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University used 3D printing to create biocompatible structures on the basis of chitin obtained from crab shells. This method will help develop structures with given shapes for various biomedical tasks, including the replacement of damaged soft tissues in the human body. The article was published in Marine Drugs . Shells and other byproducts account for 50% to 70% of the weight of all crabs caught in the world. As a rule, they are destroyed that requires additional investment. Only a minor part is processed. However, the bodies of marine crustaceans contain a lot of chitin. This polysaccharide is widespread in the wild — for example, the exoskeletons of insects are made of it. By removing ??3?? acetyl groups from chitin one can obtain chitosan – a […]

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