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  • 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.

  • Inside the Dolomite Labs: Polyacrylamide bead formation using FluoSurf
    by Gina Mikalauskaite on 23rd May 2019 at 2:48 pm

      In anticipation of the new product launch of FluoSurf, our new fluorinated emulsion stabilizer, the Dolomite Team have been testing the product across a range of applications. This week, we have been synthesizing polyacrylamide beads. These beads are a type of hydrogel, consisting of a loosely cross-linked polyacrylamide structure that is capable of holding... The post Inside the Dolomite Labs: Polyacrylamide bead formation using FluoSurf appeared first on Dolomite Microfluidics.

  • Dolomite Microfluidics partners with Emulseo to improve droplet production
    by Gina Mikalauskaite on 21st May 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Dolomite Microfluidics is pleased to announce a new partnership with Emulseo – a start-up company dedicated to the design and production of high quality surfactants for droplet-based microfluidics – to distribute FluoSurf, a high performance continuous phase specifically formulated to stabilize aqueous droplets in microfluidic systems. FluoSurf is compatible with a wide selection of... The post Dolomite Microfluidics partners with Emulseo to improve droplet production appeared first on Dolomite Microfluidics.

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