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Current Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 0929-8673
ISSN (Online): 1875-533X

Review Article

Advances in Biomedical Application of Nanocellulose-Based Materials: A Review

Author(s): Qi Yuan, Jing Bian* and Ming-Guo Ma*

Volume 28, Issue 40, 2021

Published on: 30 November, 2020

Page: [8275 - 8295] Pages: 21

DOI: 10.2174/0929867328666201130124501

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Background: Recently, there has been increasing interest in nanomaterials processed using renewable and sustainable resources. Nanocellulose-based materials are of paramount value in the applications of biomedicine owing to their tailorable surface modification, favorable optical transparency, good hydrophilicity, excellent biocompatibility, and outstanding mechanical properties.

Objective: In the review, the recent advancements of nanocellulose, including cellulose nanofibers (CNFs), cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs), and bacterial cellulose (BC), are summarized, which are promising for biomedical applications.

Results: By discussing different forms (one-dimensional (1D), two-dimensional (2D), and three-dimensional (3D)), the superiority of the nanocellulose-based materials with different constructed structures will be clarified for various biomedical applications, such as biosensing, drug delivery, wound dressing, and tissue engineering.

Conclusion: The challenges and prospects for the future development of nanocellulose- based materials in biomedical applications are also discussed at the end of the review.

Keywords: Nanocellulose, Properties, Structure, Biomedical applications, One-dimensional, Two-dimensional, Three-dimensional.

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