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Manufacturing microspheres

October 6, 2016

Technique developed by Dr. Luis Velasquez-Garcia in MTL mass-produces uniform, encapsulated particles for pharmaceuticals, many other uses.

MIT-MicroEncapsulation_0.jpgA new microencapsulation technique yields particles of very consistent size, while also affording a high rate of production. The device, pictured here, that produces the spheres was itself manufactured with an affordable commercial 3-D printer.

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