1st prize:
M. Mitsutomi, M. Watanabe, K. Hirano & K. Seki
Dep. Applied Chemistry and Food Science, Faculty of Agriculture,
Saga University, Japan
Classification of Chitosanases by Hydrolytic Specificity Against N, N4-Diacetylchitohexaose

2nd prize:
M.-K. Yoo (1), I.-Y. Kim (1), S.-S. Park (2), H.-S. Na (3), H.-C. Lee (3), S.-K. Kim (4) & C.-S. Cho (1)
1 School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Korea; 2 Dep. Anatomy, Chonnam National University Medical School, Korea; 3 Dep. Microbiology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Korea; 4 Dep. Chemistry, Pukyong National University, Korea
Evaluation of Semi-Interpretating Polymer Networks Composed of Chitosan and Poloxamer for Wound Dressing Application

3rd prize:
A. Chenite, C. Jarry, M. Garon & E.A. DesRosiers
Bio Syntech Canada Inc., Canada
Reinforcement of Chitosan-Glycerophosphate Hydrogels with Glyoxal Cross-Linker