This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 959436
AQUILA GREEN SCIENCE
Along with nucleic acids and proteins, carbohydrates are essential molecular building blocks in all organisms. Carbohydrates (also called as glycans) are universally present on every cell and are essential for cell-cell communication. This critical role has allowed glycans to be important in many applications in biomedical sciences, material sciences, as well as in industries.
Some of the major applications of glycans and glycoproteins include, biopharmaceuticals, biomarker and diagnostic industries as well dairy and food industries. Glycan are also being used as natural and synthetic biomimics for preventative and/or therapeutic applications for chronic diseases, immunological disorders and for infectious diseases. Glycan based biomaterials are emerging as a novel class of designer molecules with broad range of applications for on-body and in-body applications.