Encapz has developed proprietary, plant-based systems that encapsulate and deliver molecules with different physicochemical properties.  These biocompatible delivery systems represent platform technologies that provide significant competitive advantages in a number of different market applications, such as cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food, nutrition, and agriculture. 

Competitive advantages of these encapsulation and delivery systems include the following:

  • Plant-Based:  The systems are derived of natural, green plant material, consisting of U.S. FDA-approved polymers classified as GRAS or generally regarded as safe.
  • Biocompatible:  The polymers used in the systems are non-toxic and the delivery systems have been demonstrated as non-immunogenic. 
  • Biodegradable:  The plant-based proteins are edible, widely used in functional foods, and degraded into their constituent amino acids.
  • Consistency:  The pH-controlled production process produces stable delivery systems with a low polydispersity and small size distribution.
  • Efficiency:  The delivery systems can encapsulate molecules of varying molecular weight and polarity with very high encapsulation efficiency. 
  • Stabilization:  The delivery systems can encapsulate and protect molecules that are unstable to light, oxygen, or moisture and improve shelf-life.
  • Solubility:  The delivery systems can significantly enhance water solubility of encapsulated hydrophobic molecules with a wide partition coefficient.
  • Sustained Release:  The delivery systems can sustain release of encapsulated molecules for pre-determined and prolonged periods of time.
  • Modification:  The surface of the delivery systems can be modified to adsorb, conjugate, or complex different compounds for different applications.
  • Bioadhesive:  The surface of the delivery systems can also be modified to enhance the bioadhesiveness for nasal, ocular, and oral drug delivery applications.

 

Market Applications

  • Cosmetic Delivery / Targeting
  • Pharmaceutical Delivery / Targeting
  • Gene-Based Therapy
  • Medical Devices
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Diagnostic Agents
  • Food
  • Nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • Industrial Products