Chitosan-based materials for bio-separation and controlled delivery of proteins.
Date of Issue2011
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Chitosan (CS), a versatile biomaterial derived from the naturally abundant biopolymer of chitin, finds numerous applications in biomedical and chemical industries. This project developed three novel applications with the derivatives of this material. They are: (1) the adsorption of a model protein in fixed bed column, (2) the separation of polypeptide of glycomacropeptide (GMP) from milk whey and (3) the chitosan-K-carrageenan polyelectrolyte complex for the oral delivery of protein drugs.