TY - CHAP A1 - Ndidi C. Ngwuluka A2 - Nedal Y. Abu-Thabit A3 - Onyinye J. Uwaezuoke A4 - Joan O. Erebor A5 - Margaret O. Ilomuanya A6 - Riham R. Mohamed A7 - Soliman M.A. Soliman A8 - Mahmoud H. Abu Elella A9 - Noura A.A. Ebrahim ED1 - Nedal Abu-Thabit Y1 - 2021-01-27 PY - 2021 T1 - Natural Polymers in Micro- and Nanoencapsulation for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications: Part I: Lipids and Fabrication Techniques N2 - Nano- or micro-encapsulation is used in many different fields and industries, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, and agrochemicals. It offers advantages for various applications, especially drug delivery. Nano-encapsulation can help extend and control the release of drugs as well as increase drug bioavailability and efficacy. It improves the precision of targeted drug delivery and allows for fabricating nano-encapsulated drugs for diagnostic and theranaostic applications. This book covers recent advances in fabricating nano-/micro-capsules using natural carriers for therapeutic and diagnostic drug delivery applications as well as rheology and formulations of micro-emulsions for diverse applications. This book is essential for scientists and researchers with diverse backgrounds in chemistry, engineering, material sciences, pharmaceuticals, and drug delivery. BT - Nano- and Microencapsulation SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.94856 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.94856 SN - 978-1-83968-349-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-04-19 ER -