Liposomes have become an important model in fundamental biomembrane research, including biophysical, biochemical, and cell biological studies of membranes and cell function. They are thoroughly studied in several applications, such as drug delivery systems in medical applications and as controlled release systems, microencapsulating media, signal carriers, support matrices, and solubilizers in other applications. While medical applications have been extensively reviewed in recent literature, there is a need for easily accessible information on applications for liposomes beyond pharmacology and medicine. The Handbook of Nonmedical Applications of Liposomes fills this void.
This unique new handbook series presents recent developments in the use of liposomes in many scientific disciplines, from studies on the origin of life, protein function, and vesicle shapes, to applications in cosmetics, diagnostics, ecology, bioreclamation, and the food industry. In these volumes many of the top experts contribute extensive reviews of their work.
Table of Contents
1. Optimization of Amphiphile-Based Colloidal Carriers 2. Lipids as Raw Materials for Pharmaceutical Products- Properties and Characteristics 3. An Overview of Liposome Scaled-Up Production and Quality Control 4. Stability and Stabilization of Liposomes 5. Theory of Loading of Agents into Liposomes 6. Sterilization of Liposomes 7. Environmental Effects of Phospholipids Used in Liposomes- Relevance for Safety 8. Membranes, Vesicles, and Other Supramolecular Systems Made Form Fluorinated Amphiphiles 9. Delivery of Microparticulate Liquid Systems in Food 10. Non-ionic Surfactant Vesicle-in-Water-in-Oil 11. Emulsomes- A New Type of Lipid Assembly 12. Applications of the Nano-Sized Matrix of the Discontinuous Cubic Phase 13. Liposomes in Catalysis 14. Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Hydrogenation of Phospholipid Acyl Chains in Liposomes 15. Liposomes as Biomimetic Microreactors 16. Enzyme-Loaded Liposomes as Microreactors 17. Biotransformations in Liposomal Medium 18. Applications of Magnetoproteoliposomes in Bioreactors Operating in High-Gradient Magnetic Fields.