The role of colloidal delivery systems in DNA genetic therapeutics

Jenny Ho, Michael Kobina Danquah, Yi Huang, Shan Liu

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Colloids have come a long way from when Thomas Graham coined the term colloid to describe pseudo solutions. This book enables scientists to close the gap between extensive r esearch and translation into commercial options in biomedicine and biotechnology. It covers biosurfactants and surface properties, phase behavior, and orientational change of surfactant mixtures with peptides at the interface. It also covers adsorption of polymers and biopolymers on the surface and interface, discusses colloidal nanoparticles and their use in biotechnology, and delves into bioadhesion and microencapsulation. A final section deals with nanofibre formation and the use of sol-gel in biotechnological applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColloids in Biotechnology
EditorsMonzer Fanun
Place of PublicationBoca Raton Florida USA
PublisherCRC Press
Pages177 - 196
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781439830802
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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