Self-Exploding Beads Releasing Microcarriers


  • This study was performed within the framework of Top Institute Pharma project (number D5-106). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley Inter Science or from the author.


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Self-exploding polyelectrolyte-coated gel beads releasing micrometer-sized capsules at the time of explosion consist of degradable hydrogel beads loaded with 3 µm sized layer-by-layer (LbL) microcapsules. When the polyelectrolyte coated gel beads explode, the smaller LbL microcapsules are suddenly released.