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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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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.
Examples include nanotechnology, micro-encapsulation and intumescent systems, which expand by heat and create a protective layer.
With micro-encapsulation technology they also contain general extract ingredients, such as green tea and peach, which are slowly released for moisturising and anti-oxidant purposes.
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.
We chose Speirs as our exclusive supplier of omega 3 emulsions because we will gain competitive advantage by combining our high concentrated lipids with their New Zealand-developed micro-encapsulation technology.
The heart of the machine is the modular, Next Generation Emulsifying Cell (patented) which is configurable for emulsions, dispersions, cell rupture, micro-encapsulation, and liposomes.

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