Liposomes

LIPOSOMES are extremely small vesicles mainly composed by phospolipids organised in a bilayer. These vesicles contain an internal watery phase and are suspended in an external watery phase.

What are they used for ?

LIPOSOMES are basically used to transport the active principles in a very selective manner.
Depending on its nature, the active may be incorporated inside the liposome (hydrophilic) or in the liposoomal bilayer (lipophilic) .

Benefits

  • Increased¬†efficiency and decreased toxicity of the encapsulate active ingredient.
  • Long-lasting activity.
  • Better absortion, penetration and difusion.
  • Possibility of alternative routes of administration.
  • Stabilization of the active principle.