Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting

Jul 08, 2024 to Jul 12, 2024
Bologna, Italy
Go to CRS Leading Delivery Science & Techology event

SwRI will be exhibiting at the Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting, booth no. 63.

Thursday, July 11
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Technical Session V

“Delivery Technologies for Diversified Products II,” James Oxley, chair
This multi-disciplinary session will cover topics focused on advancing delivery science and technology of non-pharmaceutical active ingredients.

Nanoparticles/nanoencapsulation systems from environmentally friendly materials like polysaccharides have gained considerable attention in recent years due to their biocompatibility, biodegradability, and renewability. We have developed technology to convert water-insoluble alpha-glucans, synthesized from recombinant Leuconostoc mesenteroides glucansucrase and sucrose, into nanoparticles using high-pressure homogenization. These nanoparticles can be created under different pH-conditions and have long-term storage stability up to 60 °C. In this study, we show that these nanoparticles can encapsulate water-soluble or water-insoluble materials for controlled release.

SwRI provides extensive contract R&D capabilities, including the development of custom encapsulation and controlled release formulations for applications ranging from pharmaceuticals to consumer and diversified products. Capsules and particles can be prepared in sizes from nanometers to several millimeters. Biomaterials, materials development, synthesis, and modeling capabilities are also available.

For more information, please contact James Oxley.