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Domard, Optimization of chitin extraction from shrimp shells, Biomacromolecules 4 (1) (2003) 12–18. [6] E. Khor, Chitin: Fulfilling a Biomaterials Promise, Elsevier, The Netherlands (2001). [7] G. Lamarque, M. Cretenet, C. Viton, A. Domard, New route of deacetylation of r- and â-chitins by means of freeze-pump out-thaw cycles, Biomacromolecules 6 (2005) 1380–1388. [8] (a) N. Van Toan, Production of chitin and chitosan from partially autolyzed shrimp shell materials, Open Biomater. J. 1 (2009) 21–24.

Ltd. , Ltd. [14] Descriptions in Chinese report that the materials produced by these two companies meet requirements normally associated with good quality production. , Ltd. [15] The company’s website mentions ISO 9001, HAACP, and GMP interspersed within the Chinese descriptions. Photos shown on the website of the production indicate that controlled facilities are used. There is good confidence that the products meet requirements normally associated with good quality production. 9 Other chitin producers The above examples are a representative survey of the companies offering of what can be termed Medical Grade14 chitin materials.

Therefore, what is required today is a worthwhile concept suitable for a commercial venture. The rest is about securing funding (that is also accessible globally) that with effort and perseverance can turn into a viable commercial chitin venture. 2 Research implications At this juncture, it is relevant to underscore the two recurrent issues that will be addressed throughout this book in performing academic chitin biomaterials research intended for real world biomedical applications. 16 In terms of realizing a product and therefore commercial success.

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