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Microfluidic assembly of multistage porous silicon–lipid vesicles for controlled drug release

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Abstract

A reliable microfluidic platform for the generation of stable and monodisperse multistage drug delivery systems is reported. A glass-capillary flow-focusing droplet generation device was used to encapsulate thermally hydrocarbonized porous silicon (PSi) microparticles into the aqueous cores of double emulsion drops, yielding the formation of a multistage PSi–lipid vesicle. This composite system enables a large loading capacity for hydrophobic drugs.

Graphical abstract: Microfluidic assembly of multistage porous silicon–lipid vesicles for controlled drug release

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Submitted
11 Nov 2013
Accepted
06 Jan 2014
First published
06 Jan 2014

This article is Open Access

Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1083-1086
Article type
Communication
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Microfluidic assembly of multistage porous silicon–lipid vesicles for controlled drug release

B. Herranz-Blanco, L. R. Arriaga, E. Mäkilä, A. Correia, N. Shrestha, S. Mirza, D. A. Weitz, J. Salonen, J. Hirvonen and H. A. Santos, Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 1083
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC51260F

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