Polyhydroxyalkanoates - what are the uses? Current challenges and perspectives.

Critical reviews in biotechnology

PubMedID: 24963700

Masood F, Yasin T, Hameed A. Polyhydroxyalkanoates - what are the uses? Current challenges and perspectives. Crit Rev Biotechnol. 2014;1-8.
Abstract Over the past few decades, a considerable attention has been focused on the microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) owing to its multifaceted properties, i.e. biodegradability, biocompatibility, non-toxicity and thermo-plasticity. This article presents a critical review of the foregoing research, current trends and future perspectives on the value added applications of PHAs in the biomedical, environmental and industrial domains of life.