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Chapter 9

Alginates as biomaterials in tissue engineering

Alginates comprise a rather broad family of polysaccharides found in brown seaweeds (Laminaria sp., Macrocystis sp., Lessonia sp. and others), from which they are produced industrially. The annual production is estimated to approximately 38.000 tons worldwide.1 In addition, a variety of different al...
Print publication date: 12 Dec 2011
Copyright year: 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-154-6
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-276-5
From the book series:
SPR - Carbohydrate Chemistry