How coatings of silica nanoparticles improve the performance of lipid based encapsulation and delivery systems

Clive Allan Prestidge, Spomenka Simovic, Nasrin Ghouchi Eskandar, Timothy J. Barnes, Angel Tan

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationLetterOther


Many commercial products (e.g., agrochemicals, paints, household products, foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics) contain active ingredients in lipid-based colloidal carriers. For example, emulsions, lipid nanoparticles, micelles, liquid crystals and liposomes are attractive as encapsulation and delivery systems for both oil- and water-soluble molecules. A challenge for the formulation scientist in optimizing such lipid-based carriers is to enhance their shelf lives and carrier performance without utilizing large quantities of surfactants that may have detrimental human toxicological and environmental concerns.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationControlled Release Society Newsletter
PublisherControlled Release Society
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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