Properties of Liposomes Containing Natural and Synthetic Lipids Formed by Microfluidic Mixing


Authors: M.Zheng and T.M. Fyles

Journal: European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology

DOI: 10.1002/ejlt.201700347

Publication - Abstract

January 11, 2018

Abstract:

Vesicle formation by a staggered herringbone microfluidic mixer was investigated in comparison to a sonication-extrusion method. Experiments focused on the incorporation efficiency of lipid components, on dye entrapment efficiency, and on the barrier properties of the vesicle bilayers produced. The microfluidic method produces vesicles largely under the control of thermodynamic factors. As a result, the molecular parameters of the lipids(chain length, chain volume, head group area) directly control vesicle diameter. A hydrophobic branched chain sulfonate lipid was incorporated by microfluidic mixing but not by sonication-extrusion. The vesicles produced by microfluidic mixing can be used to study ion transport by known ionophores and appear to have directly comparable barrier properties to those produced by sonication-extrusion. Vesicles containing the branched chain sulfonate are highly permeable. The microfluidic mixing method produces predominantly unilamellar vesicles.

Advanced Search

close
  • Publications
  • Application Notes
  • Posters
  • Workshops
  • Videos & Webinars
  • Articles
Search

Browse by Category

  • Application
    • Diagnostic and Imaging
    • Genetic Medicine
    • Hematology
    • Metabolic Disorders
    • Neuroscience
    • Oncology
    • Skeletal Disorders
    • Targeted Drug Delivery
    • Vaccines
    • Other Applications
    • Cell therapy
  • Formulation
    • Liposomes
    • Nucleic Acid Lipid Nanoparticles
    • Polymeric Nanoparticles
    • Other Formulations
  • Payload
    • DNA
    • microRNA
    • mRNA
    • siRNA
    • Small Molecule Drugs
    • Other Payloads


related content

Publication - Abstract

In gene delivery, non-viral vectors have become the preferred carrier system for DNA delivery. They can overcome major viral issues such as immunogenicity and mutagenicity. Cationic lipid-mediated gene transfer is one of the most commonly used non-viral vectors, which have been s...
Read More


Publication - Summary

Liposomes are an established delivery system for therapeutics, but liposome production methods have suffered from issues relating to quality and scalability that must be overcome before liposomes can be widely employed in clinical applications.

Read More


Sign Up and Stay Informed
Sign up today to automatically receive new Precision NanoSystems application notes, conference posters, relevant science publications, and webinar invites.