Liposomes have been used primarily for drug delivery, and there has been only been limited development of this technology in the food industry. This volume helps to fill that gap by focusing on the advanced trends and applications of liposomes in the nutraceuticals and functional foods industry.
The volume begins by discussing the processes and protocols of formation of liposomes and the structures of liposomes produced by different methods. It then reviews their physico-chemical properties and the science of encapsulation of bioactive compounds using liposomes. It continues with an overview of liposomal methods, protocols, preparation techniques and explores the uses of liposomes as drug carriers but focuses primarily on liposomal carrier systems and technology in bioactive functional foods and nutraceuticals. The volume presents advances on liposomes as anti-tubercular and anticancer delivery systems and also discusses liposomal supplements.
Liposomes for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals: From Research to Application will be a valuable resource for those who produce lipids and those who seek to incorporate them into appropriate food products.
Sreerag Gopi, PhD, is Chief Scientific Officer at ADSO Naturals, India, and Vice President at CureSupport, Netherlands. He graduated with a degree in chemistry from Calicut University, Kerala, India, and an advanced degree from Madras Christian College, Chennai, India. He is a recipient of a prestigious Erasmus Mundus Fellowship from the European Union during his PhD period. He is a materials chemist and nanomaterials scientist and has expertise in nanomaterial synthesis, characterization, biocomposites for natural products, and biomedical and water purification experiments. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed international papers and several book chapters and has book projects in the works with several publishers, including the Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer, and Wiley. He was selected as an associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and is a chartered member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.Preetha Balakrishnan, PhD, is Principal Scientist, QA/QC, at ADSO Naturals, India, and at CureSupport, Netherlands. She graduated in chemistry from Calicut University, Kerala, India, and earned her postgraduate degree at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, with a gold medal and first rank. She is a recipient of a prestigious INSPIRE Fellowship from the Government of India. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the research group of Professor Sabu Thomas, a renowned scientist in this area who has sustained international acclaim for his work. Dr. Balakrishnan has visited many foreign universities as a part of her research activities and has published over 15 research articles and over 20 book chapters. She has edited ten books with leading publishers, including Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Balakrishnan has received several national and international presentation awards.