About the book
Microencapsulation can be defined as the technique for entrapment of gas, liquid or solid active material inside microcapsule for immobilization, protection and controlled-release of the encapsulated ingredients. Examples of such active materials are drugs, dyes, corrosion inhibitors, self-healing agents, catalysts, fragrances, proteins and many others. Hence, diverse microencapsulation technologies have been employed to produce active microcapsules for pharmaceutical, food, agriculture, defense, health care and cosmetics, textiles, paper and ink industries. The recent advances in nanotechnology and material sciences have contributed to the noticeable growing interest of scientists and researchers to employ microencapsulation in new emerging biomedical applications such as stimuli-responsive drug/ gene delivery, cell microencapsulation and artificial organs, as well as other advanced applications such as smart responsive coatings, smart self-healing and corrosion protective coatings.
With the emphasis on state-of-art methodologies for synthesis, characterization and scale-up technologies for current and emerging applications of micro and nanoencapsulation, this book is essential reading for materials scientists and researchers working in chemical sciences, drug delivery, pharmaceuticals and biomedical engineering.