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Author: SIMON SILVER Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Illinois

  • When liposomes containing color-tagged serium albumin were placed within alginate microcapsules, their survival time increased from hours to days, both in vitro and in mice. Coating the liposomes with phospholipase resulted in their release after a controllable delay. This system might develop into timed and delayable packages for release of drugs and hormones.

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