Marine Algae-PLA composites as de novo alternative to porcine derived collagen membranes

Sayin S., Kohlhaas T., Veziroglu S., Okudan E. S. , Naz M., Schroeder S., ...More

MATERIALS TODAY CHEMISTRY, vol.17, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2020.100276
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: Marine algae, Biopolymers, Tissue engineering, Cytotoxicity, Graft materials, POLY-LACTIC-ACID, FT-IR, SURFACES, GROWTH, CARRAGEENAN, CELLS


Resorbable and volume-stable collagen matrices have been preferred as grafting materials for diverse clinical applications in recent years. On the other hand, there is always an existing risk of transmission of infection with the cells or the tissues of the graft in using such collagen matrices. Moreover, considering the economic aspects, there is also a need for cost-efficient alternative materials. In this sense, marine algae can be considered as alternatives since they represent vast and cheap source of potential biopolymers. This work covers a comprehensive cytocompatibility study of composite biopolymers derived from different types of marine algae. (C) 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.