Spontaneous Formation of Liposomes from Lamellar Liquid Crystals

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: K.H. Diec, W. Meier and J. Schreiber, Beiersdorf AG
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Keywords: liposomes | vesicles | liquid crystalline phases | lamellar phase | size-controlled vesicles

Abstract: The authors describe a new technology to formulate liposomes by diluting a lamellar liquid crystalline phase with water, producing lipsomes in a single step.

The article surveys some of the existing methods to prepare liposomes and discusses a new technology that forms liposomes by diluting a lamellar liquid crystalline phase with water. This new technology produces the liposomes in a single step, and it gives good control over their size.