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How do I make PLGA microparticles?

11th July 2018

Drug encapsulation with in polymeric particles, such as poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)  (PLGA), has been common practice for the last 20 years. Until now however, methodologies commonly used to create such particles have been ineffective and wasteful.  Conventional batch methods produce particles and beads with a wide range of diameters in each batch, meaning that the specific properties of the beads may vary significantly across the sample. By contrast, microfluidic technologies enable the production of highly monodisperse particles in a single step, thereby increasing the yield of on-specification bead sizes. 

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How do I make PLGA microparticles?

Dolomite introduces new specialist chemicals to assist emulsion stabilization

6th July 2018

Dolomite Microfluidics now offers a range of specialist chemicals designed to stabilise a variety of emulsions. By forming highly stable and reproducible emulsions, our products enable high retention of droplet contents, rapid rates of droplet formation, as well as controlled emulsion breaking when required.

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Dolomite introduces new specialist chemicals to assist emulsion stabilization

Methods of diverse API encapsulation in polymer beads

11th June 2018

Until now commonly used encapsulation methods (such as high-shear mixing or sonication) have been ineffective and wasteful.  By contrast, droplet microfluidic technology enables high encapsulation efficiency and  the fabrication of unique formulations that are difficult or impossible to achieve using standard methodologies. This gives researchers access to variety of formulation that can be fine-tuned depending on the nature of the (API) and specific functional requirements.

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Methods of diverse API encapsulation in polymer beads

Producing polymer particles: An alternative approach to traditional batch methods

13th April 2018

Microfluidics is an ideal tool for applications such as encapsulation of reagents, or other ingredients, when compared with traditional batch methods, due to the ability to produce precisely controlled, monodisperse particles. Here we’ll talk about the benefits of a microfluidic approach in producing monodisperse micro- and nanoparticles in a reproducible and scalable way.

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Producing polymer particles: An alternative approach to traditional batch methods

Dolomite offers dedicated microfluidics platform for drug encapsulation

5th April 2018

Dolomite Microfluidics is simplifying research into drug encapsulation by offering a complete automated system for polymer micro- and nanoparticle generation. The company’s Drug Encapsulation System provides scientists with a quick, simple and scalable way of encapsulating drug samples, without the need for extensive microfluidics knowhow.

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Dolomite offers dedicated microfluidics platform for drug encapsulation