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Development of Marine Biopolymer-Based Material

Biopolymers are a diverse and versatile material with potential applications in almost all sectors of the economy. Marine biopolymer-based materials are one of the most active research areas in recent decades for different everyday life applications. Marine biopolymers are one of the most important natural resources and have great potential to provide novel polymeric materials. Due to their good biocompatibility, biodegradability, cheapness, stability, abundance, easy surface modification, and nontoxicity, they are considered as potential biomaterials for medical applications. They are also interesting materials for non-medical applications, such as food packaging, water treatment, bioplastic production and cosmetics, due to their excellent mechanical, thermal and biological activities. Many marine biopolymers such as alginate, agar, carrageenan, and chitosan have been isolated from marine crustaceans, including animals such as shrimp, crab, and lobster, as well as marine macro- and microalgae (e.g., seaweed, spirochete algae, chlorella, and blue-green algae, etc.).

Biomedical applications of marine biopolymer-based nanofibers.Fig. 1 Biomedical applications of marine biopolymer-based nanofibers. (Iliou K, et al., 2022)

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  • Modification of Marine Biopolymers
    Introduction of crosslinkable functions, masking and anchor molecules
  • Extraction from Cells and Tissues
    Many of the marine biopolymers developed by CD BioSciences, such as alginate, agar, carrageenan and chitosan, have been isolated from marine crustaceans, including animals such as shrimp, crab and lobster, as well as seaweed, marine macroalgae and microalgae such as spirochetes, chlorella, and blue-green algae, etc.).
    • Collagen isolation
    • Recombinant production of extracellular matrix
  • Polymer-Synthesis
    • Polymers and copolymers with defined functional groups
    • Hydrogels synthesis

Types of Marine Biopolymer Materials

  • Seaweed-Derived Biopolymer Materials
    • Alginates
    • Carrageenans
    • Ulvans
    • Fucoidans
    • Agar
    • Laminarins
  • Marine Animal-Derived Biopolymer Materials
    • Chitin and chitosan
    • Marine collagen
    • Marine gelatin
    • Chondroitin sulfates
    • Hyaluronans
  • Other Marine Biopolymer Materials
    Mauran is an exopolysaccharide produced by the halophilic bacterium Halomonas maura. It is a sulfated polysaccharide with high uronic acid content, mainly composed of mannose, galactose, glucose and glucuronic acid.

Applications of Marine Biopolymers-based Material

Applications of Marine Biopolymers-based Material

Biopolymers from marine have great potential as biomaterials (e.g., wound dressings, scaffolds for cell proliferation and differentiation, adhesives, drug release modulators) for various biomedical applications (e.g., tissue engineering, drug delivery, and controlled release). Alginate and chitosan have been extensively studied as marine biopolymers for the fabrication of electrospun biomedical scaffolds.

CD BioSciences is a professional service provider for the marine biology industry. Our development services of marine biopolymers-based material can ensure that the most suitable methods and techniques are selected for your project. We provide our customers with the most precise ingredient data and highly informed process expertise. Our team of biomass experts plays a key role in the formulation, optimization and commercial evaluation of biomass value-added processes in industry and academia. If necessary, please feel free to contact us.


  • Iliou K, Kikionis S, Ioannou E, et al. Marine Biopolymers as Bioactive Functional Ingredients of Electrospun Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Biomedical Applications[J]. Marine Drugs, 2022, 20(5): 314.

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