Marine-Originated Materials and Their Potential Use in Biomedicine

N. Lagopati, N. Pippa, M.-A. Gatou, N. Papadopoulou-Fermeli, V.G. Gorgoulis, M. Gazouli, E.A. Pavlatou

Applied Sciences 2023, 13, 9172

Aquatic habitats cover almost 70 % of the Earth, containing several species contributing to marine biodiversity. Marine and aquatic organisms are rich in chemical compounds that can be widely used in biomedicine (dentistry, pharmacy, cosmetology, etc.) as alternative raw biomaterials or in food supplements. Their structural characteristics make them promising candidates for tissue engineering approaches in regenerative medicine. Thus, seaweeds, marine sponges, arthropods, cnidaria, mollusks, and the biomaterials provided by them, such as alginate, vitamins, laminarin, collagen, chitin, chitosan, gelatin, hydroxyapatite, biosilica, etc., are going to be discussed focusing on the biomedical applications of these marine-originated biomaterials. The ultimate goal is to highlight the sustainability of the use of these biomaterials instead of conventional ones, mainly due to the antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and anticancer effect.

doi: 10.3390/app13169172

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