Bioprocess Engineering

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 23–25

Useful products from human placenta

  • R. V. Muralidhar
  • T. Panda

DOI: 10.1007/s004490050554

Cite this article as:
Muralidhar, R. & Panda, T. Bioprocess Engineering (1999) 20: 23. doi:10.1007/s004490050554


Human placenta is a viable source of many useful products. Some of the products obtained are of use in health care industry. This review article deals with cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, blood products and hormone like substances obtained from human placenta. Various methods of their extraction, purification, characterization and their method of preparation have been discussed in detail.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. V. Muralidhar
    • 1
  • T. Panda
    • 1
  1. 1.Biotechnology Research Centre, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai 600 036, IndiaIN

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