Toll Free: 800-370-5452
International: +1-617-969-5452

Search form


Microfluidizer® Technology Provides a Competitive Edge

Nanoencapsulation Techniques

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) 

Request a Quote

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.

Before After


Polydispersity DNA Encapsulation in a Liposome
Chart of DNA Encapsulation in a Liposome

Request a Quote