• Liposomes

    Liposomes are incredibly versatile drug delivery vehicles that consist of a phospholipid bilayer. They are compatible with either hydrophobic or hydrophilic drugs including peptides, enzymes, or even genetic material. Since they are highly customizable and adaptable to many different applications, as well as easily scalable to higher quantities, they are the most popular nanocarrier.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Highly stable and osmotically active
  • Good solubilization power
  • Improve the therapeutic performance of the drug by protecting it from the biological environment
  • Increase the oral bioavailability and skin penetration
  • They are biodegradable, biocompatible, and non-immunogenic

SOME EXAMPLES

  • Theranostics: Liposomes hold great potential in the field of theranostics which involves is a multifunctional approach combining the diagnosis and effective therapy. The imaging agent (i.e.: fluorescent marks, magnetic or gold nanoparticles) can be encapsulated or linked to the liposome or nanovesicle while also containing the active agent. Thus, diagnosis and therapy can be carried out simultaneously.
  • Vaccines: Antigens can be carried by liposomes, either lipids, proteins, DNA or RNA. They can also be combined with bacteria or virus components to form archaeosomes or virosomes, respectively. These vaccines have been proved to be effective in inducing immune responses and providing a sustained exposure to the antigen. More than 30 clinical trials are currently using liposomes for vaccine delivery including HIV and several types of cancer.
  • (Trans) dermal drug delivery and cosmetics: liposomes are an excellent tool for the vehiculation of active ingredients in the skin, increasing their effectiveness , both for medical and cosmetic applications. For cosmetic applications visit our web: indermal.com
  • Nutraceuticals and food applications: Liposomes protect the encapsulated active during storage and the gastrointestinal tract, increase its oral bioavailability, and can mask undesired organoleptic properties.