Starch-Based Nanomateriales as Carriers in Drug and Nutrient Delivery

  • Cristian Camilo Villa Zabala
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition book series (BRIEFSFOOD)


Nanoencapsulation is an expanding field among nanoscience, as it has a lot of potential applications, especially in the pharmaceutical and food industries. It involves the introduction of small particles in nano sized capsules of a wall material. (Ezhilarasi et al. 2013) There is a variety of bioactive molecules that have generated great interest in both pharmaceutical and food industries due to their antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory or anticancer activities, among others. Nevertheless, their application has been limited due to several factors, such as sensibility to O2, CO2 and light; low-water solubility and low bioavailability. (Akhavan et al. 2018; Pathakoti et al. 2017; Rostamabadi et al. 2019). Hence, nanoencapsulation has probe to be a powerful technique in the protection and controlled release of several bioactive molecules, proteins, enzymes and peptides.


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  • Cristian Camilo Villa Zabala
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  1. 1.Programa de QuímicaUniversidad del QuindíoArmeniaColombia

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