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microcapsule

(mī′krō-kăp′səl, -so͞ol)
n.
A small, sometimes microscopic capsule designed to release its contents when broken by pressure, dissolved, or melted.

microcapsule

Immunology
Magnetic microcapsule, see there.
 
Microbiology
An antigenic virtual layer surrounding some bacteria.
 
Therapeutics
A biohybrid device in which cells of interest (e.g., pancreatic islet cells) are encapsulated in alginate poly-l-lysine or for xenografts, simple alginate, to be delivered to a target tissue.

Microcapsules circumvent host immunity and are promising of the biohybrid “organs”, as they are easily implanted (requiring simple injection by a “standard issue” syringe), biocompatible, and achieve excellent glucose control.
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The Inesfly technology consists of polymeric micro-encapsulations which allows the insecticide to be released in a gradual and slow manner over time, therefore persisting and prolonging the active duration of the ingredients (up to two years) whilst remaining fully harmless to humans and pets.
Formed with a unique micro-encapsulation system that entraps the organic UV filters and provides aqueous dispersions of oil-soluble UV filters, Eusolex UV-Pearls B-O reduces the usual tackiness contributed by oily UV filters and allows formulators to develop more elegant formulations, according to the company.
Using the process of micro-encapsulation, it ensured a protective film of sunscreen was left after rinsing, said Seena Seka, head of product development.
Despite the wide range of encapsulated products that have been developed, micro-encapsulation is still far from being fully developed in the food industry (Pothakamury et al.
The pharmaceuticals business has used what it calls its micro-encapsulation technology that also has uses in the food flavourings industry.
The Series 712 crosshead, the CircuitFlow, is said to solve problems electronics makers experience when extruding an ultra-thin wall over wiring and other micro-encapsulation tasks.
Applications include cell disruption, emulsions, dispersions, particle size reduction, micro-encapsulation, liposomes and more.
This makes cold-water fish gelatin a valuable thickener in many foods and a good ingredient for coating and micro-encapsulation applications.
A new technology - micro-encapsulation - could help useful viruses, bacteria, and other environmentally friendly biopesticides compete with traditional chemical pesticides.
The Micropump[R] micro-encapsulation drug delivery platform (oral drugs) is designed to increase the absorption time of drugs, particularly for drugs only absorbed in the small intestine.
Physic-chemical processes such as coacervation methods and liposomes are found to be the fastest growing methods in the micro-encapsulation of food ingredients.

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