Routes for the formation of thin oil shelled microbubbles towards hydrophobic drug delivery

Churchman, Adam Henry (2017) Routes for the formation of thin oil shelled microbubbles towards hydrophobic drug delivery. Integrated PhD and Master thesis, University of Leeds.



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Publicly visible additional information: This project aimed to develop a method of forming bubbles that were (1) capable of holding drugs that are insoluble in water, and so difficult/dangerous to deliver normally to a patient, and that were (2) small enough to be injected into a patient's blood stream. Once inside the body, these microbubbles have the potential for both imaging and controlled destruction, leading to drug release, using a medical ultrasound system.
Keywords: Microbubbles, hydrophobic drug delivery, microfluidics, oil nanodroplets
Awarding institution: University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences (Leeds) > School of Physics and Astronomy (Leeds)
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Depositing User: Mr Adam H Churchman
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 11:33
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 09:56


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