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Section Edited by Hyung Joon Cha

This is a new section and considers articles relating to biomaterials, including the development, preparation, characterization, in vitro and in vivo performances, interactions with biological systems, and applications in biological applications, such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, medical devices, and more.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Recently, it has been indicated that anaerobic co-digestion of waste activated sludge with other waste streams at wastewater treatment plants is a promising strategy for enhancing methane production and materi...

    Authors: Seyed Mostafa Hallaji, Mohammad Kuroshkarim and Seyede Parvin Moussavi

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:19

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Norcantharidin (NCTD), a demethylated derivative of cantharidin (defensive toxin of blister beetles), has been reported to exhibit insecticidal activity against various types of agricultural pests. However, NC...

    Authors: Liya Zeng, Yongchang Liu, Jun Pan and Xiaowen Liu

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:16

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Large-scale processing of lignocellulosics for glucose production generally relies on high temperature and acidic or alkaline conditions. However, extreme conditions produce chemical contaminants that complica...

    Authors: Ronald R. Navarro, Yuichiro Otsuka, Masanobu Nojiri, Shigehiro Ishizuka, Masaya Nakamura, Kazuhiro Shikinaka, Kenji Matsuo, Kei Sasaki, Ken Sasaki, Kazuhide Kimbara, Yutaka Nakashimada and Junichi Kato

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:79

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