The aim of this review is to give an updated perspective about the methods for chemical modifications of hyaluronic acid (HA) toward the development of new applications in medical devices and material engineering. After a brief introduction on chemical, structural and biological features of this important natural polysaccharide, the most important methods for chemical and physical modifications are disclosed, discussing both on the formation of new covalent bonds and the interaction with other natural polysaccharides. These strategies are of paramount importance in the production of new medical devices and materials with improved properties. In particular, the use of HA in the development of new materials by means of additive manufacturing techniques as electro fluid dynamics, i.e., electrospinning for micro to nanofibres, and three-dimensional bioprinting is also discussed.

Hyaluronic Acid in Biomedical Fields: New Trends from Chemistry to Biomaterial Applications

Di Mola A.;Massa A.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

The aim of this review is to give an updated perspective about the methods for chemical modifications of hyaluronic acid (HA) toward the development of new applications in medical devices and material engineering. After a brief introduction on chemical, structural and biological features of this important natural polysaccharide, the most important methods for chemical and physical modifications are disclosed, discussing both on the formation of new covalent bonds and the interaction with other natural polysaccharides. These strategies are of paramount importance in the production of new medical devices and materials with improved properties. In particular, the use of HA in the development of new materials by means of additive manufacturing techniques as electro fluid dynamics, i.e., electrospinning for micro to nanofibres, and three-dimensional bioprinting is also discussed.
2022
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