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Micromachines 2019, 10(2), 125; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10020125

Coaxial Electrohydrodynamic Atomization for the Production of Drug-Loaded Micro/Nanoparticles

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410013, China
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Received: 18 January 2019 / Revised: 10 February 2019 / Accepted: 12 February 2019 / Published: 14 February 2019
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Abstract

Coaxial electrohydrodynamic atomization (CEHDA) presents a promising technology for preparing drug-loaded micro/nanoparticles with core-shell structures. Recently, CEHDA has attracted tremendous attention based on its specific advantages, including precise control over particle size and size distribution, reduced initial burst release and mild preparation conditions. Moreover, with different needles, CEHDA can produce a variety of drug-loaded micro/nanoparticles for drug delivery systems. In this review, we summarize recent advances in using double-layer structure, multilayer structure and multicomponent encapsulation strategies for developing micro/nanoparticles. The merits of applying multiplexed electrospray sources for high-throughput production are also highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: micro/nanoparticles; coaxial electrohydrodynamic atomization; drug delivery micro/nanoparticles; coaxial electrohydrodynamic atomization; drug delivery
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Chen, C.; Liu, W.; Jiang, P.; Hong, T. Coaxial Electrohydrodynamic Atomization for the Production of Drug-Loaded Micro/Nanoparticles. Micromachines 2019, 10, 125.

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