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Open Access Microfluidics: A Tool to Control the Size and Composition of Particles

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Particles and capsules are used as containers for active ingredients to delay their degradation and control the location and kinetics of their release. Key to a successful application of these containers is a good control over their size, composition, and the release kinetics of encapsulants. These parameters can be tuned if containers are made from drops of a controlled size and composition; a method that enables formation of drops of a defined size is microfluidics. This review highlights some recent developments in the use of drops made with microfluidics to produce particles and capsules of controlled sizes, compositions, and structures.
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Affiliations: Soft Materials Laboratory, Institute of Materials Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) EPFL-STI-IMX-SMAL Station 12 CH-1015 Lausanne;, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: June 1, 2017

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