Emulsification and Encapsulation by Soft Matter Techniques

Robert K. Prud’homme, Princeton University
Francois Ganachaud
Rodney D. Priestly, Princeton University

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The soft matter community is working actively on the generation of new types of colloids, i.e. nanoparticles of interesting actives (drugs, tracers, biomolecules of any sorts) or nanocapsules integrating these in their core. Different “soft” techniques exist nowadays to perform so, including spontaneous emulsification (of any kind) or emulsion polymerization, to prepare e.g. polymersomes or nanostructured particles, respectively. The release of the active, either through natural or targeted degradation, or by an external trigger, is also a field of constant discovery and interest. This session aims at gathering under the same scope biologist, pharmacologists, chemists and physicists interested in the protection and release of any types of actives as well as the formation of structure colloids. We will cover the preparation, the characterization and application of these small objects  and structured colloids in a range of applications including agro, cosmetic, food or pharmaceutical applications. To that end, topics  to be covered in the session include, but are not limited to:
–          Ouzo effect and Flash Nanoprecipitation
–          Phase inversion techniques
–          Block copolymers emulsification
–          Nanoparticle and nanocapsule synthesis and characterization
–          Crystallized, patchy and Janus nanoparticles…
–          Emulsion polymerization: miniemulsion, PISA…
–          Release and drug delivery in vitro and in vivo

August 25, 2019 — August 29, 2019

San Diego 2019

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