Abstract :

Smart biomaterials materialize biomaterials as enzymes, polymers, materials and that are widely used in drug delivery and in biomedical applications. Enzymes bromelain and ficin are form of smart biomaterials present only in pineapple and fig. In the present study, pure nanosilver, pineapple and fig capped nanosilver are synthesized using sol-gel method. The surface morphology, elemental composition, functional groups and crystallinity of the samples were characterized. The antibacterial effect of nanosilver samples against two pathogenic bacteria was tested. The antioxidant potential of the samples was investigated using DPPH free radical scavenging activity. The aim of this study is to implement smart biomaterials onto nanomaterials and to utilize it for biomedical applications.