Biological Encapsulation
& Delivery
Materials & Bioengineering

  • hemoglobin
  • growth
  • magcalcium
  • eletrochem
  • alginate
  • gelatin
  • liposomes
  • plga

Bioencapsulation is the encapsulation of biological matters at multiple scales. At Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), we have expertise in nano/microencapsulation (O/W, W/O, W/O/W double emulsion, liposomes, etc.) of various biological matters, including:

  • Encapsulation of small molecules or drugs
    • Controlled release, diagnostic imaging contrast
  • Encapsulation of proteins, enzymes, antigens, growth factors, DNA/RNA
    • Blood substitute, sustained growth factor release
  • Encapsulation of living organisms: cells, virus, bacteria
    • Pancreatic islets encapsulation
    • Protective bacteria encapsulation
    • Encapsulation of virus for vaccine

Related Terminology

adaptive materials  •  autonomic materials  •  hybrid materials  •  nanomaterials  •  materials testing  •  materials characterization  •  electrophoretic deposition  •  biomaterial  •  medical device  •  biosensors  •  chlorine dioxide  •  nanoparticles  •  encapsulation  •  drug delivery  •  control release  •  tissue engineering  •  regenerative medicine  •  wound care  •  wound dressing  •  surface coating  •  scaffolds  •  bioreactor  •  perfusion system  •  ISO 13485

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04/15/14