Nanoencapsulation techniques using nanoemulsions, liposomes and polymers are primarily used in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical/food and cosmetic industries. Nanoencapsulation in food, drug and other applications enables companies to achieve:
- Time release of actives (e.g., small and large molecule drugs, pesticides/herbicides)
- Targeted drug delivery
- Odor/flavor masking (e.g., fish oil)
- Protection (e.g., vitamins, DNA, tattoo ink, fish oil)
Advantages of Microfluidizer Technology for Nanoencapsulation
Customers using Microfluidizer® processor technology for nanoencapsulation applications enjoy competitive differentiation for their products and processes:
- Smaller particle sizes
- Uniform particle size distribution
- Efficient encapsulation rates
- Effective cooling
- Precise shear
- Controlled mixing intensity of reactant streams
- Ease of use, cleaning and maintenance
- Scaleup guaranteed
Proven Drug Nanoencapsulation Results
Fish oil contains Omega-3 fatty acid, an essential nutrient. Encapsulating the fish oil using a nanoemulsion substantially reduces its undesirable taste and protects the oil from oxidation.
In the example below, 0.1% plasmid DNA is encapsulated inside a Palmitoyl oleoyl phophatidyl choline liposome. DNA remains.
Microfluidizer technology is ideally suited for applications requiring highly efficient polymer encapsulation.
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