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NASA Research on Microencapsulated Cancer Treatment Delivery

We’ve previously reported on the NASA Microencapsulation Electrostatic Processing System-II experiment (MEPS-II) conducted on the International Space Station. Bringing microencapsulation to space not only provides unique opportunities for research in cancer treatment deliveries, but also such a high-profile application brings much attention to microencapsulation as a process. This new page published by NASA give a […]

Microencapsulated Yeasts Investigated for Wine Production

Funded by the European Commission, the INNOYEAST project aims to increase competitiveness of the European wine industry through the microencapsulation of wine yeast strains. From the press release: The European project known as INNOYEAST (Innovation and improvement of European wine industry competitiveness by the research and development of native microencapsulated wine yeasts to produce quality […]

Research on Encapsulation of Therapeutic Cells Awarded

Researchers from the University of Basque Country have received a Spanish Pharmaceutical award for their research on microencapsulated cell therapies. From the Basque Research press release: The team made up of teachers at the Pharmacy Faculty of the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), José Luis Pedraz, Gorka Orive, tgether with Rosa María Hernández and Doctor […]

Encapsulated Topical Rosacea Drug in Testing

This article highlights a new drug, currently submitted for approval by the FDA, that treats the skin condition rosacea using a topical drug encapsulated in a gel: DER45-EV Gel is a topical product based on Sol-Gel’s patented drug-delivery system that is designed to enhance the efficacy, safety and stability of topical drugs. Sol-Gel’s technology does […]

New Slimming Garments With Encapsulated Flavors?

This article highlights an unusual new startup that intends to make slimming leggings from textiles embedded with encapsulated extracts, such as green tea and peach: The three products in her PeachyBody range – pants leggings and high-waisted pants, made in Italy, range in price from £25 to £38 – starting from a size six up […]

Male Birth Control Through Microencapsulation?

This article highlights a hormonal birth control formulation in development for men. Some methods of delivery for this drug will employ microcapsules: “Researchers are now inching closer to discovering a contraceptive pill for men. Men will soon have the options of a daily oral pill, a patch or gel to be applied to the skin, […]

Microcapsules and Stinky Gym Clothes

This press release from the Hohenstein Institute about scent evaluation of textiles, touches on using microencapsulation for fragrance and antibacterial purposes in garments: “Manufacturers of clothing worn close to the skin (e.g. sporting attire or outdoor wear, underwear or socks), work wear, personal protective clothing and home textiles, as well as shoes and shoe insoles […]

Frankenfoods: Is Microencapsulation the Future of Eating?

An article entitled “The Frankenfood that improves you” in UK’s The Times newspaper highlights a number of highly-technological developments in functional foods. Of these, encapsulation technologies play a huge role in their picture of the future of foods. From the article [emphasis added]: Imminent slim while you guzzle: pizza and beer to help you lose […]

GAT Food Essentials Wins Frost & Sullivan Microencapsulation Award

From Nutraingredients: Microencapsulation specialist GAT Food Essentials has won the 2009 Frost & Sullivan European Functional Food & Beverage Microencapsulation Technology Innovation Award in recognition of its new water-in-oil-in-water technology. The proprietary water-in-oil-in-water (wowCAPS) technology offers enhanced protection to functional food ingredients by preventing the oxidation and degradation which can occur during food processing. This […]

Bitterness of Protein Enrichments Masked by Gelatin Encapsulation

From Foodmagazine: Bitter-tasting casein hydrolysates may find more applications if spray-dried with gelatine and soy protein isolate, suggests a new study from Brazil. By microencapsulating the protein hydrolysates in a mixture of gelatin and soy protein isolate significant reduced the bitterness of the resulting ingredient. “[This] has the advantage of being a simple, low cost […]