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Liposome Preparation & Liposome Formation
Liposomes are microscopic vesicles ranging from 25 to 5000 nm in size, that are artificially prepared as globular carriers loaded with active molecules. They are used exhaustively as drug carriers in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries for purposes ranging from gene therapy, immunization, and drug delivery. Ultrasonics are a long-tested and proven tool for liposome formation, as well as the encapsulation of active agents into them.
Product applicationsFood Industry:
- Texture alteration
- Water retention improvement
- Additive and preservative encapsulation
- Improved bioavailability
- Increased stability
- Increased protection against enzyme degradation
- Improved protection against chemicals and immunological breakdown
- Liposomal preparations for increased bioavailability
- Cosmeceutical preparation
- Liposomal formulations for epidermal penetration
- Increased skin hydration through surface adhesiveness
Liposome Preparation & Liposome Formation Publications and Protocols
- Encapsulation of antioxidant sea fennel (Cirthmum maritimum) aqueous and ethanolic extracts in freeze-dried soy phosphatidylcholine liposomes:
- Effect of gum Arabic or sodium alginate incorporation on the physiochemical and curcumin retention properties of liposomes:
- Rhamnolipid-Based Liposomes as Promising Nano-Carriers for Enhancing the Antibacterial Activity of Peptides Derived from Bacterial Toxin-Antitoxin Systems:
- The preferential use of a soy-rapeseed lecithin blend for the liposomal encapsulation of a tilapia viscera hydrolysate:
- The effect of ethanol evaporation on the properties of inkjet produced liposomes:
Tips & Info for Liposome Preparation & Liposome Formation
- Higher amplitudes and longer processing times will yield smaller liposome sizes.
- Amplitude is generally more impactful on final liposome size than run time. Therefore, to achieve the smallest liposomal size, you should use the smallest diameter horn which is suitable for your volume.
- For general best practices, see Best Practices for Ultrasonic Homogenization.