Description: The subject of the project is a lyophilisate which is a mixture of compounds of glycosaminoglycans and collagen, obtained as a result of processing fish skins. The novelty of the obtained result concerns the use of food industry waste to obtain bioactive compounds for biomedical applications.
The novelty of the obtained result concerns the use of food industry waste, i.e. fish skins, to obtain bioactive compounds for biomedical applications. Bioactive compounds find biomedical applications in the production of dressing materials or implants. They are used to cover metallic implants, produce hydrogels/wound dressings or in tissue engineering to produce scaffolds for cells. Currently, very expensive compounds can be found on the market that can be used to produce tissue substitutes that enable their regeneration. They are available in powder form, which allows them to be stored and easily shipped. Glycosaminoglycans as a mixture of compounds are not available on the raw material market. You can buy individual compounds from the group of glycosaminoglycans, but getting them mixed is cheaper. On the basis of previous studies, it can be concluded that the mixture of glycosaminoglycans is equally or more effective in tissue regeneration. Therefore, the product will compete with currently available commercially available biocompatible raw materials for biomedical applications. An important advantage in favor of product implementation is its source. Food industry waste, which is leather, is a cheap and easily available raw material in Poland and in the world.
Organisation: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
Innovator(s): Beata Kaczmarek-Szczepańska, Paweł Antosik, Katarzyna Burlikowska, Justyna Kozłowska, Iwona Otrocka-Domagała, Lidia Zasada
Category: Agriculture and Aquaculture