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Latest fucoidan research features in Langmuir


Marinova is proud to announce that new research featuring Maritech® fucoidan extracts in polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) has been accepted by the highly esteemed physical chemistry journal, Langmuir.

The research, from the Surface Interactions and Soft Matter (SISM) Group, Ian Wark Research Institute (University of South Australia), follows on from previous research published in the journal Soft Matter earlier this year. The researchers’ first paper discusses the functionality of two Maritech® fucoidan extracts in PEMs, whilst this latest research article sheds light on a new technique to better understand the hydration water of PEMs made with Maritech® fucoidan.

PEMs are a highly interesting (albeit highly technical) area of science with an extensive array of industry applications, including coatings on medical devices. PEMs that are comprised of materials from natural origin are desirable, especially if those materials can also deliver health benefits to target sites. Fucoidans offer great potential to do this, due to being antibacterial, antiviral, antifouling and resistant to degradation by mammalian enzymes.

Having a better understanding of the hydration water of PEMs helps us to gauge their potential for specific application areas. Marinova wishes to congratulate the SISM Group for their achievements in this project, which provides excellent foundation for further exploration of fucoidan extracts in medical applications.

To read the full paper, please click here.

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