Glass capillary microfluidic droplet generator for microsphere/microcapsule formation (Lee, D)

Double emulsion generator that makes uniform water-in-oil-water double emulsions with high encapsulation efficiency.(Lee D, Weitz DA. Double emulsion-templated nanoparticle colloidosomes with selective permeability. Advanced Materials Sep 17 2008; 20 (18): 3498-+.)

Purpose: Polymer microspheres and microcapsules are used ubiquitously in tissue engineering and drug delivery as drug depots and carriers.  These microspheres and microcapsules are typically generated by emulsification process, followed by solidification or removal of the solvent.  Majors challenges that limit the widespread utilization of these microspheres/microcapsules in clinical settings … Learn more