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Observation of Bubble Deformation Process in a Microcapsule for Developing Drug Delivery Systems Using Shock Waves and Ultrasonic Waves

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Masaaki Tamagawa

Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan

Paper No. IMECE2011-63414, pp. 881-883; 3 pages
  • ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering; Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology
  • Denver, Colorado, USA, November 11–17, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5488-4
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


This paper describes development of microcapsule using underwater shock waves, especially (1) the trial of making polymer microcapsules including a bubble and disintegration tests by shock waves, (2) analysis of a bubble deformation process in a polymer capsule by pressure wave, (3) the trails of making liposome microcapsules and disintegration tests by ultrasonic waves.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME



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