Biomedical applications of bacterial exopolysaccharides: A review

Masrina Mohd Nadzir, Retno Wahyu Nurhayati, Farhana Nazira Idris, Minh Hong Nguyen

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Bacterial exopolysaccharides (EPSs) are an essential group of compounds secreted by bacteria. These versatile EPSs are utilized individually or in combination with different materials for a broad range of biomedical field functions. The various applications can be explained by the vast number of derivatives with useful properties that can be controlled. This review offers insight on the current research trend of nine commonly used EPSs, their biosynthesis pathways, their characteristics, and the biomedical applications of these relevant bioproducts.

Original languageEnglish
Article number530
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2021


  • Alginate
  • Bacteria
  • Biomedical
  • Cellulose
  • Dextran
  • Exopolysaccharides
  • Gellan
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Levan
  • Xanthan gum


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