Sustainable Bioprocessing of Natural Products for Biomedical Applications

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 300

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1. Pharmacognosy Group, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala University, Biomedical Centre, Box 574, 751 23 Uppsala, Sweden
2. International Joint Research Laboratory of Intelligent Agriculture and Agri-Products Processing, Jiangsu Education Department, Zhenjiang 212013, China
Interests: analytical chemistry; sensor technology; nanobiotechnology
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Dear Colleagues,

Natural bio-based compounds are sourced from nature (plants or animals), and are used widely in biomaterial production due to their biodegradability, biocompatibility, eco-friendliness, and versatility. The use of natural materials presents a possible novel avenue for the development of new biocompatible, biodegradable, and non-toxic drugs, and the sustainable bioprocessing of natural products for biomedical applications involves the use of environmentally friendly and economically viable methods to extract, purify, and utilize natural resources for a wide range of medical purposes. This approach seeks to minimize the environmental impact of the processes while simultaneously maximizing the benefits of employing natural products in the biomedical field. Amongst the key aspects of sustainable bioprocessing for biomedical applications are green extraction techniques that include supercritical fluid extraction (SFE), ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE), and microwave-assisted extraction (MAE). Additionally, nanoencapsulation is based on creating nanosized delivery systems that enhance the bioavailability and targeted delivery of bioactive compounds. The sustainable bioprocessing of natural products for biomedical applications not only promotes sustainability but also contributes to the development of effective and safe medical treatments derived from nature. This interdisciplinary approach integrates aspects of biology, chemistry, engineering, and environmental science to create a holistic and sustainable framework for the production of bioactive compounds for medical purposes.

Prof. Dr. H. R. El-Seedi
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  • sustainable bioprocessing
  • eco-friendly process
  • natural products
  • biomedical applications
  • nanoformulation

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