“Lyophilisomes”: A New Type of (Bio)capsule (pages 673–677)
W. F. Daamen, P. J. Geutjes, H. T. B. van Moerkerk, S. T. M. Nillesen, R. G. Wismans, T. Hafmans, L. P. W. J. van den Heuvel, A. M. A. Pistorius, J. H. Veerkamp, J. C. M. van Hest and T. H. van Kuppevelt
Version of Record online: 5 FEB 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200601947
Lyophilisomes—a novel class of nano/microscale capsules—are prepared using a combined freezing, annealing, and lyophilization procedure. Specific molecules could be differentially incorporated in the capsule wall and capsule lumen, thus creating a binary system. With this cheap and simple technology, a large range of new (bioactive) capsules may be anticipated.