Production of pectin-oligochitosan beads

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Encapsulator B-390 / B-395 Pro: Production of pectin-oligochitosan microbeads in two different shapes

The Encapsulator B-390 / B-395 Pro is widely applied in a single-step process for the encapsulation of drugs, flavor & fragrances, pigments, nutrition supplements as well as microorganisms. Alginate is often the matrix material of choice due to its availability and good bead forming properties.

This Short Note describes the use of pectin as matrix material. Pectin is a biodegradable and biocompactible polymer from natural source.

Chelation with oligochitosan enables to use pectin with the Encapsulator for bead manufacturing.

Here, the protocol and required steps for pectinoligochitosan microbead formation is presented. Such alginate-free microbeads show excellent capability for drug delivery applications.

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