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 […]

Encapsulated Curcumin from Curry Spice Turmeric May Fight Disease

Recent clinical tests have found that curcumin is more rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream when encapsulated in a liposome. This bioactive yellow compound extracted from the curry spice turmeric serves as an antioxidant and may be useful in treating a number of diseases. From Private MD News: The study, which appears in the American Cancer […]

Using a Microsphere Collagen Filler to Reduce Wrinkles

A press release from the American Institute for Plastic Surgery discusses their use of a microsphere-enhanced collagen dermal filler to reduce wrinkles: Artefill is a simple, in-office procedure that takes approximately fifteen minutes to complete. A patient is injected with the product similar to other dermal fillers with the key difference being its lasting effect. […]

Microencapsulation in Dermatologic Medications

A Dermatology Times article about new drug technologies for treating dermatologic diseases highlights microencapsulation’s use in medicines for treating skin problems. From the article: “Microencapsulation represents another type of intelligent delivery system that has been used to create a number of new products. By controlling the release rate of such medications as tretinoin (Retina-A Micro, […]