New Research Indicates Soy Protein Isolate Films May Have Applications As Surgical DressingsJournal of Engineering -- January 25, 2012 -- According to the authors of recent research from Tianjin, People's Republic of China, "Soy protein isolate (SPI) films have many potential applications in the biomaterial field as surgical dressings for burns, films for reduction of wound inflammation, and facial masks. The appearance and the sealing ability are important physicochemical properties that greatly influence consumer acceptance of such protein-based films."
The researchers concluded: "These results indicated that the structure and properties of SPI-based films could be modified and improved by blending with CMC."
Su and colleagues published their study in Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications (Physicochemical properties of soy protein isolate/carboxymethyl cellulose blend films crosslinked by Maillard reactions: Color, transparency and heat-sealing ability. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, 2012;32(1):40-46).
For additional information, contact J.F. Su, Tianjin University, Sch Mat Sci & Engn, Tianjin 300072, People's Republic of China.
Publisher contact information for the journal Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications is: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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