Chitosan: A Promising Substrate for Regenerative Medicine in Drug Formulation

  • Madhu Kashyap
  • D. Archana
  • Alok Semwal
  • Joydeep Dutta
  • Pradip Kumar DuttaEmail author
Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)


Chitosan plays a most important role in the regenerative medication for wound healing. The adhesive nature of chitosan, with their antifungal and bactericidal character, and their permeability to oxygen, is a very important property associated with the treatment of wounds. Different derivatives and combination of chitosan have been reported for this purpose in the form of hydrogels, fibers, membranes, scaffolds and sponges. The purpose of the chapter is to have a closer look in the work done directly by different researchers on the chitosan formulation with potential medicinal applications to provide a better understanding of its usability in regenerative medicine.


Chitosan Regenerative medicine Wound healing Tissue engineering Drug delivery 



Polyelectrolyte complex


Poly(vinyl alcohol)


Silver nanoparticles




Magnetic-Chitosan Nanogels



E. coli

Escherichia coli

P. aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa





One of the authors (Madhu Kashyap) gratefully acknowledged the spontaneous support and cooperation from Garm Bharti University during her research work under Ph.D.programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madhu Kashyap
    • 1
  • D. Archana
    • 2
  • Alok Semwal
    • 3
  • Joydeep Dutta
    • 4
  • Pradip Kumar Dutta
    • 2
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNehru Gram Bharti UniversityAllahabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryMN National Institute of TechnologyAllahabadIndia
  3. 3.Department of PharmacyHimachal Institute of PharmacyPaonta SahibIndia
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryAmity School of Applied Sciences, Amity University HaryanaManesarIndia
  5. 5.Member, Centre for Medical Diagnostic & Research, MN National Institute of TechnologyAllahabadIndia

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