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CAN GmbH is developing systems based on polymers for the encapsulation of water-soluble and water-insoluble compounds. For this purpose CAN GmbH focuses on the formation of micellar structures of amphiphilic block copolymers and the preparation of colloidal solved homopolymer nanoparticles and nano-capsules. Beside the development of carrier systems for drug delivery the encapsulation of magnetic and fluorescent nanoparticles for diagnostic applications is an important topic in this business field.
Amphiphilic block copolymers:
Formation of micelles or vesicles in aqueous solution via self aggregation.
Encapsulation of water-soluble and water-insoluble compounds.
Various polymers available: e.g. PLA-PEO, PCL-PEO, PI- PEO, PB-PEO, P2VP-PEO.
Functionalisation of polymer end groups for further coupling reactions.
Homopolymer particles and capsules:
Stable dispersions of water-insoluble homopolymer particles with active ingredients embedded in the matrix
Colloidal solved homopolymer capsules filled with liquid water-insoluble agents.
Various polymers obtainable: e.g. PCL, PLA, PNIPAM, epoxides, acrylates.
Particle size <150 nm with narrow size distribution.