What is micro- encapsulation?

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Microencapsulation is process of applying a thin coating to small particles of solids or droplets of liquids and dispersions. Reference: 1. The theory and practice of industrial pharmacy by leon lachman,liberman.
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Microencapsulation technology protection of the drug molecules from the environment ( pH, moisture,temperature), stabilization of sensitive drug substances, elimination of incompatibilities, or masking of unpleasant taste and odour. Microparticles are developmented for producing controlled or prolonged release of the drugs. They play an important role as drug delivery systems aiming at improved bioavailability of conventional drugs and minimizing side effects. ref: Microencapsulation,Second Edition,edited bySimon Benita Hebrew University of Jerusalem,Israel,New York.pae 98.

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