RODICA SIRBU, ALEF MUSTAFA, ANETA TOMESCU, GABRIELA STANCIU, EMIN CADAR RHEOLOGICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL STUDY ON BIO-COMPOSITES WITH MARINE CHITOSAN POLYMERS FROM BLACK SEA STONE CRABS USED IN MEDICAL THERAPY OF TISSUE REGENERATION In the last years, health care professionals faced with an increasing number of patients suffering from wounds, burns and bedsores difficult to treat and heal. During the wound healing process, the dressing protects the injured area and contributes to the recovery of dermal and epidermal tissues. Because their biocompatibility, biodegradability and similarity to macromolecules recognized by the human body, some natural polymers such as polysaccharides (alginates, chitin, chitosan), proteoglycans and proteins (collagen, gelatin, fibrin) are extensively are used in wounds and burns management. The study presents a research of new semi-solid formulations of bio-composites based on chitosan extracted from the stone crab Pachygrapsus Mormoratus found on the Black Sea shores. The bio-composites were obtained from natural polymeric compounds, Chitosan (CT), hyaluronic acid (HA) and lanolin(L), to which silver sulfadiazine (S), was added. Several semi-solid formulations have been performed for which the antimicrobial activity on gram-positive and gram-negative germ cultures and the rheological behavior was studied. The bio-composites that were obtained provide an optimal micro-environment for cell proliferation, migration and differentiation, due to their biocompatibility, biodegradability, peculiar structure and good antimicrobial activity.