New Liposome Gels by Self Organization of Vesicles and Intelligent Polymers

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: K.H. Diec, T. Sokolowski, K.P. Wittern and J. Schreiber, Beiersdorf AG; W. Meier, International University of Bremen
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Keywords: delivery systems | liposome gels | lamellar gels | self organization | self assembly | hydrophobiacally modified water-soluble polymers | crosslinking of vesicles or lamellar phases

Abstract: A new technique for forming liposome of lamellar gels calls for the build up of a nanoarchitecture of lipsomes (lamellar phases) crosslinked with hydrophobically modified water-soluble polymers (self assembly of vesicles and polymers).

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