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14 October 2013

Good news for drug delivery researchers: AbboMax, Inc. offers a portfolio of innovative liposome reagents

Liposomes are artificially-prepared vesicles that are made out of the same material as a cell membrane. AbboMax offers liposome reagents can be filled with different substances and used as vehicles for drug delivery.

The name liposome is derived from two Greek words: 'Lipos' meaning fat and 'Soma' standing for body. Liposomes are artificially-prepared vesicles that are made out of the same material as a cell membrane, a lipid bilayer.
The liposomes can be filled with different substances and used as vehicles for administration of drugs or nutrients. Liposomes can carry both hydrophobic and hydrophilic molecules. To escape the body's immune system, lyposomes may be constructed with PEG (Polyethylene Glycol), which is inert in the body.
AbboMax offers various preformed liposome reagents with a large number of common lipid compositions to support the needs of research organizations involved in liposome drug delivery.
Plain PEGylated liposomes are composed of a bilayer-forming phospholipid and mPEG-DSPE with or without CHOL. Another type of liposomes - liposomes with transmembrane ammonium gradient are useful for actively loading weakly basic compounds. These products are shipped to users with the external ammonium sulfate unexchanged, which is preferred by most researchers, since it gives them the opportunity to control the establishment of the ammonium gradient. Preformed cationic liposomes are prepared by sonication. They are ready to use for preparing nucleic acid complexes.
AbboMax is a biotechnology company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. The company offers innovative primary and secondary antibodies, peptides, antibody reagents, assay kits, and liposome reagents, as well as custom services.
Please visit our web site at www.abbomax.com, or contact us at info@abbomax.com Phone: 408-321-9898



 
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