microcapsules

Triggerable temperature sensitive microcapsules. Controlled coalescence of inner drops inside double emulsions, drops inside of drops, is useful for triggering chemical reactions inside drops with the outer drop serving as a reaction vessel. Using double emulsions as micro-reactors is one of our reasons for encapsulating different types of inner drops inside another drop.

Coalescence of inner drops is triggered with heat from a heat gun as seen in this video.  The outer drop is made of wax using a melt emulsification technique. As the wax melts,  the inner aqueous droplets are free to rotate and move around until they come into contact with one another. Prior to drops coalescing, a small bridge is formed between drops. This is noticeable in the video.  The video is taken with a high speed camera and played back at a much slower rate.  (Credits: L. L. A. Adams , Soft Matter)

“Microcapsules” have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis

A new “microcapsule” treatment delivery method developed by researchers
at Queen Mary Univ. of London could reduce inflammation in cartilage
affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. A protein
molecule called C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), which occurs naturally
in the body, is known to reduce inflammation and aid in the repair of
damaged tissue.  

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Microcapsules: Best Method to capture Carbon Dioxide

Microcapsules: Best Method to capture Carbon Dioxide

LONDON: As carbon emissions throughout the globe have become a serious issue round the globe, many power plants as well as other industrial facilities should cut down their rate of carbon pollution by using industrial ‘scrubbers.’ Researchers with Harvard University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have recently developed a novel emissions-scrubbing system that consumes a very little…

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Method Creates Microcapsules in One Step

A new, single-step method of fabricating microcapsules, which have potential commercial applications in industries including medicine, agriculture and diagnostics, has been developed by researchers at the Univ. of Cambridge. The findings are published in the journal Science. The ability to enclose materials in capsules between 10 and 100 micrometers in diameter, while accurately controlling both the capsule structure and the core contents, is a key concern in biology, chemistry, nanotechnology and materials science.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news-Method-Creates-Microcapsules-in-One-Step-021412.aspx

New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis

New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis #microcapsules #osteoarthritis

CNPMicrocapsule
via Queen Mary University of London

A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue.

The research was funded by Arthritis Research UK and the AO Foundation.

A protein molecule called C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), which…

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Microcapsules: Best Method to capture Carbon Dioxide

Microcapsules: Best Method to capture Carbon Dioxide

LONDON: As carbon emissions throughout the globe have become a serious issue round the globe, many power plants as well as other industrial facilities should cut down their rate of carbon pollution by using industrial ‘scrubbers.’ Researchers with Harvard University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have recently developed a novel emissions-scrubbing system that consumes a very little…

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New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis

A picture of a CNP microcapsule. A new 'microcapsule’ treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue.