FMC BioPolymer claimed in a statement that the new acquisition will complement its current alginate and carrageenan businesses and. FMC chemistries help grow the world’s food, improve health, enhance foods and beverages, contribute to sustainable energy and the creation of other essential. Material Safety Data Sheet. Protanal® LF S Sodium Alginate. SDS #: B. Revision Date: Version 1. FMC BioPolymer.

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One application of gelling of alginate is in the immobilisation or encapsulation of living cells in alginate gels to form artificial organs and cell therapy constructs. Single dose toxicity study by the intraperitoneal route Report number: Aqueous solutions of alginates are viscous, the observed solution viscosity being dependent on molar mass, concentration of alginate, temperature, and potentially also presence of salts and other compounds in the formulation.

Store NovaMatrix Manufacturing of industrial alginates since There are no mammalian enzymes that are active towards alginates, however, even in mammals, one must expect random depolymerization mechanisms like the ones described above to occur.

Some of the unique properties that these biopolymers can bring to the drug delivery field are: The main difference between internal and diffusion setting is the gelling kinetics.

NovaMatrix Alginate, Chitosan and Hyaluronate Biomaterials

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Such bioreactor systems are currently being algnate for the treatment of a variety of diseases.

Gelling occurs when the divalent cations take part in the interchain ionic binding between guluronic acids blocks G-blocks in the polymer chain giving rise to a three dimensional network. Advantages of the nasal route of administration include: The unbranched structure of alginate can be described by three laginate structures: This method is most commonly used in biotechnology for immobilization fm living cells in alginate gel.


S ome novel drug delivery applications of alginate, chitosan and hyaluronan alginafe described below. The table below is meant to serve as a summary over some of the studies performed and the conclusions drawn from them. In these gels, it is mostly the homopolymeric blocks that form the junctions, where the stability of the gel is determined by the relative content of G-blocks [7].

The monomers can appear in homopolymeric blocks of consecutive G-residues G-blocksconsecutive M-residues M-blocksalternating M and G-residues MG-blocks or randomly organized blocks []. Jump to page content Accessibility.

FMC BioPolymer – Alginate, chitosan and hyaluronan in drug delivery

In slginate data on the kinetics and mechanism of depolymerization of alginates are scarce. This is due to the lower binding strength between the polymer chains and to the higher flexibilities of the molecules. Last shipment date of orders are December 17th. These may include, but not be limited to applications such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, cell encapsulation, and medical devices.

Chitosan has shown promise in the development of non-parenteral delivery systems biipolymer challenging drugs. Our products include ultrapure grades of sodium alginate and sodium hyaluronates that fulfill functional and regulatory requirements. The best known technology is immobilization of living cells in alginate gels.

Some of the unique properties that these biopolymers can bring to the drug delivery field are:. Depolymerization of alginates will occur in solution and in the solid state due to a variety of mechanisms. Little or no effect on cell survival and colony-forming ability. The biopolymers alginate, chitosan and hyaluronan are well known and have been used in many pharmaceutical formulations for many years.

The relative amount of each block type varies with the origin of the alginafe. Gelation In contrast to most other polysaccharide gels, alginate gels can develop and set at constant temperature. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Consequently, the gel network will also be different.


Gels, pastes, fibers and solid structures of alginate are being evaluated for use in numerous tissue-engineering applications. Apparent viscosity, biopolymed viscosity, and molar mass, which are all indicative measurements of depolymerization, have been observed to change significantly upon time under certain storage conditions.

Such binding zones between the G-blocks are often referred to as egg-boxes, and consequently alginates with a high content of G-blocks induce stronger gels.


Chitosan is normally made by deacetylating chitin, which is the structural polymer found in the shells of crabs and shrimp lobster, squid, niopolymer yeast and mould, too. There is a USP monograph on alginic acid, and the USP is evaluating monographs on chitosan, chitosan chloride and chitosan glutamate. There are two current production methods: Poly mannuronic acid — low molecular weight, intrinsic viscosity 6.

A business unit of FMC Health and Nutrition, produces and supplies well-characterized and documented ultrapure bio-compatible and bio-absorbable biopolymers for use in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and biomedical industries, including applications such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, cell encapsulation, and medical devices. Hyaluronan Sodium hyaluronate, or hyaluronan, is a linear polymer composed of N-acetyl-glucosamine and glucuronic acid.

C haracterisation with respect to physical, chemical and biological properties is important, and knowledge of biopolymer properties will affect their successful use in drug delivery applications.