What is encapsulation

A unique blend of know-how in the world of encapsulation

Encapsulation is the set of processes to incorporate a substance within another, which acts as a protective barrier, obtaining particles and capsules in which the molecule of interest is isolated from the external environment.

Initially developed to preserve and disperse dyes and flavors, micro and nanoencapsulation have become one of applied research's most intriguing and stimulating sciences.

Sphera's expertise is mainly concentrated in the nutraceutical and food sector, where the encapsulation of ingredients plays a leading role in developing functional foods and nutraceuticals.

Micro and nanoencapsulation is not limited to this. Many other areas exploit encapsulation techniques to protect, isolate, or improve active ingredient dispersion, as occurs in home and personal care products, cosmetics, industrial chemistry, electronics, and wastewater treatment, in fabrics, graphics, printing, and pharmaceutical products.

A nano solution for organisms

When the diameter of the particles is much less than a micron, the encapsulation process is called nanoencapsulation. The latter allows us to obtain structures so small that endocytosis occurs at a cellular level, improving aspects such as the absorption and bioavailability of the active ingredient. Nanoparticles are excellent carriers for drug delivery or the science that deals with conveying and promoting the release of active ingredients in specific sites of the organism.

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