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Studies Conducted at Donghua University on Liposomes Recently Reported

June 18, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Biotechnology. According to news reporting out of Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "A new and facile route for preparing magnetic liposomes from electrospun fibers comprising the hydrophilic polymer polyvinylpyrrolidone 1(90, phosphatidyl choline and Fe3O4 nanoparticles is reported. The composite fibers were found to contain Fe3O4 particles dispersed relatively uniformly."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Donghua University, "Magnetic liposomes formed spontaneously via molecular self-assembly when the composite fibers were added to water. The liposomes were found to be generally well dispersed, and stable to degradation. Their size can be controlled by varying the Fe3O4 content of the fibers."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The magnetic properties of the nanoparticles are maintained through the electrospinning and self-assembly processes, indicating that these materials maybe have very considerable potential in the development of magnetic drug delivery systems and other therapeutic or theranostic applications."

For more information on this research see: Self-assembled magnetic liposomes from electrospun fibers. Materials Research Bulletin, 2014;53():280-289. Materials Research Bulletin can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier -; Materials Research Bulletin -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.H. Song, Donghua Univ, Natl Engn Res Center Dyeing & Finishing Text, Shanghai 201620, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X. Gong, G.R. Williams, J. Quan, H.L. Nie, L.M. Zhu, E.L. Nan and M. Shao (see also Biotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Biotechnology, Therapy, Shanghai, Liposomes, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery Systems, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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Source: Biotech Week

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