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Microfluidic methods for forming liposomes

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Abstract

Liposome structures have a wide range of applications in biology, biochemistry, and biophysics. As a result, several methods for forming liposomes have been developed. This review provides a critical comparison of existing microfluidic technologies for forming liposomes and, when applicable, a comparison with their analogous macroscale counterparts. The properties of the generated liposomes, including size, size distribution, lamellarity, membrane composition, and encapsulation efficiency, form the basis for comparison. We hope that this critique will allow the reader to make an informed decision as to which method should be used for a given biological application.

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The article was received on 04 Oct 2012, accepted on 04 Dec 2012 and first published on 05 Dec 2012


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC41121K
Citation: Lab Chip, 2013,13, 752-767
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    Microfluidic methods for forming liposomes

    D. van Swaay and A. deMello, Lab Chip, 2013, 13, 752
    DOI: 10.1039/C2LC41121K

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