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  • Developing an advanced microfluidic method for manufacture of taxane-loaded nanoparticles for cancer treatment
    by MichelleH on 15th October 2019 at 11:14 am

      Researchers at the University of Porto in Porto, Portugal are using Dolomite Microfluidics chips to manufacture diverse therapeutic nanoplatforms, including an advanced microfluidic method for manufacture of taxane-loaded nanoparticles for cancer treatment. PhD Student Cláudia Martins: “In our protocol, recently published at Methods in Molecular Biology, we have described an advanced microfluidic method for... The post Developing an advanced microfluidic method for manufacture of taxane-loaded nanoparticles for cancer treatment appeared first on Dolomite Microfluidics.

  • Dolomite Microfluidics guest speaker for microfluidics course at MIT
    by MichelleH on 15th October 2019 at 10:08 am

      We are delighted to have been invited by Professor of Chemical Engineering, Patrick S, Doyle, to speak at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this fall. Professor Doyle works in the Chemical Engineering Department and runs an Applied Microfluidics course, with research focussing heavily on microfluidics and particle synthesis. The course provides an introduction... The post Dolomite Microfluidics guest speaker for microfluidics course at MIT appeared first on Dolomite Microfluidics.

  • Inside Dolomite Labs: PLGA Multiple Emulsions for Hydrophilic Drug Delivery
    by Gina Mikalauskaite on 17th July 2019 at 4:02 pm

      Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) or PLGA is a biocompatible polymer that has broad utility and is widely employed for drug encapsulation and controlled release of the drug over time. PLGA particles can also be coated, for example with an antibody, to target specific sites for drug release.   Since many active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are designed... The post Inside Dolomite Labs: PLGA Multiple Emulsions for Hydrophilic Drug Delivery appeared first on Dolomite Microfluidics.

  • Inside the Dolomite Labs: Alginate bead formation using FluoSurf
    by Gina Mikalauskaite on 24th June 2019 at 11:08 am

      Alginate is an anionic polysaccharide extracted from brown algae commonly used in biomedical, bioprocessing and pharmaceutical applications. Its mild ionic gelation makes it an attractive hydrogel for the encapsulation of cells and tissue engineering. So, this month the Dolomite team has been looking at producing alginate beads using microfluidics! Conventionally, extrusion method is used... The post Inside the Dolomite Labs: Alginate bead formation using FluoSurf appeared first on Dolomite Microfluidics.

  • Developing microfluidic routes to effective nanoparticle drug delivery systems
    by Gina Mikalauskaite on 19th June 2019 at 8:25 am

      A Dolomite Microfluidics’ set-up is helping researchers in the University of Manchester’s Division of Pharmacy and Optometry to enhance drug delivery. Dr Annalisa Tirella explained: “My background is bioengineering, where I gained expertise in biomaterials and fabrication techniques. At the beginning of my career, I focused my research on the design and manufacture of... The post Developing microfluidic routes to effective nanoparticle drug delivery systems appeared first on Dolomite Microfluidics.

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