1st prize:
*D. Teijeiro-Osorio*, C. Remunan-Lopez & M.J. Alonso
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology,
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Assessment of Chitosan/Cyclodextrin Nanoparticles in Calu-3 Cells

2nd prize:
S. Suzuki, E. Nakanishi, T. Ohira, R. Kawachi, Y. Ohnishi, S. Horinouchi, H. Nagasawa & *S. Sakuda*
Department of Applied Biological Chemistry and Biotechnology,
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Chitinase Inhibitor Allosamidin is a Signal Molecule for Chitinase Production in its Producing Streptomyces

3rd prize:
*A. Osorio*, S. Trombotto, C. Peniche, L. David & A. Domard
Centro de Biomateriales/Laboratoire des Matériaux Polymères et des Biomatériaux,
Universidad de La Habana/Universite Claude Bernard-Lyon 1, Cuba/France
Solid State Acid Hydrolysis of of Chitosan. Evolution of Crystallinity and Macromolecular Structure