Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What does the Nano3Bio project achieve?

There are many achievements generated by Nano3Bio, bearing concrete societal, economical and scientific benefits. Learn more about Nano3Bio's achievements ...

Is my need for raw material a use case for biotechnology?

It could be. Since biotechnology currently makes significant progress, the chances are pretty good. Particularly in the field of chitin and chitosans we should discuss your requirements in detail since Nano3Bio aims to produce a ground-breaking tailor-made quality of such materials. Learn more ...

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What is chitosan and where does it come from?

Chitosans are partially deacetylated forms of chitin, one of the most abundant biopolymers on earth commercially extracted mostly from shrimp and crab shell wastes, but present also in fungal cell walls.

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Are all chitosans equal?

No, the biological effects strongly depend on the structure and purity of the chitosan used, such as its degree of polymerisation and its degree of acetylation, and perhaps also on the pattern of acetylation.

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How to benefit as a young academic?

The Nano3Bio project and its partners have a lot to offer for young academics and you're welcome to get in touch with us. However, please firstly learn more here ...

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Which scientific publications already contain Nano3Bio results?

We are only at the beginning of the Nano3Bio project and there are no publications coming from it yet. However, we have listed some important recent publications of the nano3Bio partners which were important in setting the scene for our project on our subpage about publications where we will also continuously add new relevant publications from our team.

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How about Nano3Bio and environmental risks?

One of the good qualities of chitosans lies in the fact that they are well tolerated by the human body and that they are easily biodegradable in the environment. On their own terms biotechnological processes need to be completely isolated from the environment to perform. Moreover Nano3bio aims at an efficient biotechnological production of chitosans, that will strive to reduce natural resource use and environmental pollution, as well as to reduce the risks inherent in chemical production. Learn more ...

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What are the effects chitosans can have?

Partially acetylated chitosans exhibit various interesting biological activities such as the promotion of wound healing and antimicrobial as well as antifungal effects. Chitosans also possess plant growth promoting and defense inducing activities. Learn more about fields of application ...

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What does Nano3Bio stand for?

Our project's name Nano3Bio concentrates the term "NanoBioEngineering of BioInspired BioPolymers". Learn more ...

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Is chitosan ready to be used in industry or agriculture?

Yes, since it has recently been approved by the EU as a basic substance. Today’s chitosans have reliable functionalities and are available in sufficient quantities for product development.

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