TY - CHAP A1 - Sabyasachi Maiti ED1 - Sabyasachi Maiti Y1 - 2018-12-19 PY - 2018 T1 - Introductory Chapter: Seaweed-Derived Biomaterials N2 - Seaweeds are the rich sources of naturally occurring valuable therapeutic substances. Many different marine organisms have been explored for novel bioactive compounds that exhibit antiviral, antitumor, anticoagulant, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, and antiinflammatory activities. Nonetheless, seaweed-derived polysaccharides have also been studied for the design of different kinds of novel drug delivery systems. Over the last 30-40 years, research has been ongoing in the search for novel seaweed-derived bioactive compounds. This book covers up-to-date information on seaweed biomaterials and their therapeutic potentials. BT - Seaweed Biomaterials SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.82109 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.82109 SN - 978-1-78984-847-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-01-19 ER -