Novel delivery systems, providing prolonged release of insect repellents, whilst reducing direct skin contact.
As the changing climate exposes new geographic areas to the risks of mosquito borne diseases, the use of insect repellents is likely to increase. Many of the most effective repellents have some side effects, whether it is the potential to cause skin irritancy, an oily or greasy residue, or a short effective window of operation, encapsulation can assist in improving efficiacy and ease of application.
During the application of a mixture containing microencapsulated particles, developed with Micropore’s technology, it is possible to trigger the release of an active ingredient such as an insect repellent. We provide a service to ensure the best release profile for your ingredients and products.
Our technology is robust enough to be tailored to provide uniform microcapsule sizes from 15µm upwards.
Depending upon your requirements we can provide a contract service to supply the microcapsules, or provide you with the equipment for you to produce your own.
Micropore's processes are designed to be scalable - from laboratory formulation testing to production tonnages. This enables meaningful laboratory data to be used to scale a process to production volumes.
The system is easy to control and has a lower factory space requirement than conventional stirred tank technology.
The Micropore patented manufacturing techniques provide uniform droplets and particles and leads to 100% production success in the desired size range. There is no waste compared to conventional manufacturing techniques. Using Micropore's technology results in significantly lower energy and waste disposal costs.
Reliability and Reproducibility:
Micropore’s technology enables highly reliable and reproducible production of batches of materials. This is especially important in production environments when pH is adjusted; our techniques lead to no 'bad batches' to be disposed of.
The Micropore systems are easy to control and do not require time consuming and costly specialist operator training.
Stainless Steel benefits:
The Micropore equipment is constructed entirely of food grade stainless steel with industry standard hygienic fittings. The 100% stainless steel equipment can be run at elevated temperatures.
Micropore’s equipment can be fully enclosed and capable of very good mixing of active ingredients.
The low shear and gentle conditions used during membrane emulsification are ideal to prevent damage for sensitive active ingredients.
We have expertise in working with companies seeking to replace some less attractive emulsifying agents, e.g. polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR), with more environmentally desirable ones, that need lower shear, provide greater stability and good control during processing.
We provide a service to develop the best release profile for your ingredients and products; using our expertise in encapsulation and formulation technology based on our membrane emulsification processes.
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