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Nature – Derived Polymers for Nano-Delivery Systems for Agri – Food Technology Applications

By 23rd May 2020No Comments

The following study was conducted by Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA. Study is published in iScience Journal – Cell Press Publishing as detailed below.

iScience Journal – Cell Press Publishing (2020)

Developing Nano-Delivery Systems for Agriculture and Food Applications with Nature-Derived Polymers


The applications of nanotechnology are wide ranging, and developing functional nanomaterials for agri-food applications from nature-derived polymers is widely conceived as a sustainable approach that is safer for human and animal consumption. In light of this, this review focuses on the advances in the development of nano-delivery systems using nature-derived polymers for agri-food applications. The review opens with a section detailing the different types of nature-derived polymers currently being used in various applications in the agri-food industry with a special mention on microbial extracellular polymeric materials. The major applications of nano-delivery systems in the food sector, such as food fortification and food preservation, as well as in the agricultural sector for controlled release of agrochemicals using nature-derived polymers are discussed. The review ends with a perspective on the safety and public perception of nano-enabled foods with a concluding remark on future directions of incorporating nano-delivery systems for agri-food purposes.


iScience – Cell Press Publishing



Sampathkumar, K., K. X. Tan, et al. (2020). “Developing Nano-Delivery Systems for Agriculture and Food Applications with Nature-Derived Polymers.” iScience 23(5).