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October 13th, 2007

There is more to prawns than food

Abstract:
The waste of shrimp and prawn is the raw material for a booming industry with wide ranging applications in biomedicine, controlling industrial pollution and uses in the field of nanotechnology.

It is used as a treatment for obesity, as artificial skin in the case of burns and wounds. It is used in making contact lens and its use as surgical suture has wide ramifications. Its blood clotting, antifungal and antibacterial properties make it a useful compound in several applications and also as functional additives for foods and feeds.

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