Sustainable aquatic waste and by-products processing: biomaterials in tissue engineering facts and gaps

E. T. Aksun Tümerkan, L. D. Kozaci, A. K. Miri, S. Maharjan, B. Cecen

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Abstract

The need to modify aquatic waste using sterile, non-hazardous, and ecological procedures has become one of the significant challenges in its disposal. Biomaterials from aquatic species and their waste or by-products are considered renewable biosources because they are highly volatile substances or high energy inputs. The biological wastes can be recovered for biomedicine, pharmacology, and other applications. This study summarizes the current groups of aquatic biomaterials, made of plants, fish species living in freshwater or marine environments, waste biomass, biopolymers, and stabilization agents. Aquatic biomaterials from several sources are discussed in some clinical and in vitro experiments for tissue engineering purposes. The near-future demands are also demonstrated, depending on biomaterial-specific problem-solving. This review may help bioengineers discover more economical and eco-compatible biomaterial options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100445
JournalMaterials Today Sustainability
Volume23
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science

Keywords

  • Aquatic biomaterial
  • Bioprinting
  • Chip system
  • Extracellular matrix

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