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Polymer Capsules

1st Edition

Edited by Ye Liu, Xian Jun Loh

Jenny Stanford Publishing

300 pages

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Hardback: 9789814774604
pub: 2019-02-28

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Capsules are routinely used for encapsulation and delivery of ingredients in various pharmaceutics, consumer care products, and nutrients and food. Generally the functions of the capsules are to protect and deliver ingredients to targeted sites in time to improve their functions. Although various materials have been used to prepare capsules, polymers are one of the most versatile and important capsule materials.

This book focuses on the current state of the art of polymer-based capsules. It discusses the fundamental knowledge of the formations and formulations and the properties and performances of typical polymers capsules, together with their applications. It can be used as a guiding tool to design and formulate polymer capsules for pharmaceutical and consumer-care products as well as nutrients and food products with improved performances.

Table of Contents

1. Redox-Responsive Nanocarriers: A Promising Drug Delivery Platform

Cheng Weiren

2. Smart Polymer–Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes Delivery Systems

Guan Wang and Ye Liu

3. Smart Polymer Capsules

Ting Wu and Ye-Zi You

4. Polymer Complex Coacervates for Encapsulation

Agata Maria Brzozowska

5. Improving Drug Biological Effects by Encapsulation into Polymeric Nanocapsules

Jieyi Peh and Xian Jun Loh

6. Drug and Protein Encapsulation by Emulsification: Technology Enhancement Using Foam Formulations

Suun Weng, Cheong Jeremy and Xian Jun Loh

7. Drug Delivery Vehicles with Improved Encapsulation Efficiency: Taking Advantage of Specific Drug–Carrier Interactions

Siti Amalina Binte Mohamed Kotharisa and Xian Jun Loh

8. Biodegradable Multilayer Capsules for Functional Foods Applications

Hooi Hong Lau, Ece Kilic, and Maxim V. Kiryukhin

9. Essential Oil: From Extraction to Encapsulation

Wen Qi Tan and Xian Jun Loh

10. Semipermeable Polymeric Envelops for Living Cells: Biomedical Applications

Marina V. Novoselova and Maria N. Antipina

11. Bacteriophage Encapsulation: Trends and Potential Applications

Jiahui Jeremy Kor and Xian Jun Loh

About the Editors

Ye Liu is a senior scientist at Soft Materials Department (SOF) of Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR, and has been associated with it since 1999. Prior to this, he was associated with the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, first as a lecturer and then as an associate professor. He has also been a research assistant (engineer) at the Institute of Polymer Materials, Anhui University, China, and assistant lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Anhui Normal University, China.

Xian Jun Loh is a senior scientist at IMRE, A*STAR, and is also head of SOF. He has also been assistant professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, and adjunct scientist at the Singapore Eye Research Institute.

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