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A Review on Revolutionary Natural Biopolymer-Based Aerogels for Antibacterial Delivery

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School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia
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Management Science University Medical Centre, University Drive, Off Persiaran Olahraga, Section 13, Shah Alam, Selangor 40100, Malaysia
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School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh 23111, Indonesia
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Received: 10 September 2020 / Revised: 24 September 2020 / Accepted: 27 September 2020 / Published: 28 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antimicrobial Materials and Surface)
A biopolymer-based aerogel has been developed to become one of the most potentially utilized materials in different biomedical applications. The biopolymer-based aerogel has unique physical, chemical, and mechanical properties and these properties are used in tissue engineering, biosensing, diagnostic, medical implant and drug delivery applications. Biocompatible and non-toxic biopolymers such as chitosan, cellulose and alginates have been used to deliver antibiotics, plants extract, essential oils and metallic nanoparticles. Antibacterial aerogels have been used in superficial and chronic wound healing as dressing sheets. This review critically analyses the utilization of biopolymer-based aerogels in antibacterial delivery. The analysis shows the relationship between their properties and their applications in the wound healing process. Furthermore, highlights of the potentials, challenges and proposition of the application of biopolymer-based aerogels is explored. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanocellulose; aerogel; biopolymer; antibacterial; drug delivery; wound healing nanocellulose; aerogel; biopolymer; antibacterial; drug delivery; wound healing
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Yahya, E.B.; Jummaat, F.; Amirul, A.A.; Adnan, A.S.; Olaiya, N.G.; Abdullah, C.K.; Rizal, S.; Mohamad Haafiz, M.K.; Khalil, H.P.S.A. A Review on Revolutionary Natural Biopolymer-Based Aerogels for Antibacterial Delivery. Antibiotics 2020, 9, 648. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antibiotics9100648

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Yahya EB, Jummaat F, Amirul AA, Adnan AS, Olaiya NG, Abdullah CK, Rizal S, Mohamad Haafiz MK, Khalil HPSA. A Review on Revolutionary Natural Biopolymer-Based Aerogels for Antibacterial Delivery. Antibiotics. 2020; 9(10):648. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antibiotics9100648

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Yahya, Esam B.; Jummaat, Fauziah; Amirul, A. A.; Adnan, A. S.; Olaiya, N. G.; Abdullah, C. K.; Rizal, Samsul; Mohamad Haafiz, M. K.; Khalil, H. P.S.A. 2020. "A Review on Revolutionary Natural Biopolymer-Based Aerogels for Antibacterial Delivery" Antibiotics 9, no. 10: 648. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antibiotics9100648

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