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Microencapsulation with over 60 years of widespread application is the basis of, or a key feature of many commonly used products and is the method of choice in the development of many new products entering the market. By way of illustration the following News stories demonstrate the breadth of interest in the technology:
 
 

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July 25, 2011 - Damart’s 2011 Summer Season Collection is perfect for the UK summer and festival season
 

Online PR News – 25-July-2011 –With the 2011 summer season showing no signs of heating up thermal clothing could be the perfect solution to all your festival fashion needs.

Damart’s amazing range of thermal clothing often proves priceless once the cold evening sets in, in a muddy field!

The Sleeveless Paisley Vest is a gorgeous example of Damart’s thermal undergarments and is made from innovative Thermolactyl lace. This unique material means the vest uses your own natural body heat to keep you warm.

Another festival essential are Damart’s ‘miracle leggings’. These Slimline Leggings not only keep you warm and comfortable but will actually amazingly improve the shape of your legs by reducing the size of your thigh measurements by 2.5cm and also help you lose weight.

These amazing results are due to these unique leggings being made from a unique fabric containing microcapsules of Amazonian tree sap, red algae, horse chestnut, red vine and soft almond oil which releases slimming properties into your skin when you move. This means not only do they keep your legs in shape but also help you lose weight and look great, making these £15.00 slimline leggings from Damart the definition of a ‘must have’ and a real bargain for the summer.

June 20, 2011 - New lollipop can combat bad breath says firm
 

A new sugar-free lollipop can combat bacteria that cause bad breath, with an effect that can last up to six hours, claims Israel based manufacturer Breezy. Taking three years to develop, the technology consists of microcapsules filled with zinc agents that scrape the tongue to remove food particles and odour-producing bacteria, claims the company. Halitosis affects nearly 50 per cent of the adult population, primarily caused by aerobic bacteria that build up at the back of the tongue and are increased by dry mouth, smoking, medications, diet, and gum disease, according to the World Dental Federation. The global oral hygiene market is $25 billion; $5.3 billion is spent on breath fresheners (gums, mints), and more than $1 billion on OTC halitosis products in the US alone, claims the firm. The company said that a clinical trial on 75 individuals produced statistically significant results, reducing bad breath by 60 per cent. Hillel Lerman, Breezy CEO told ConfectioneryNews.com that while the product is not yet on the market, the company is currently in negotiations with several large and small distributors in Europe and beyond. Requiring only minor modifications in existing confectionery production, the technology can be used in any confectionery product, claims the CEO. He also said there were no challenges in terms of taste as “such a small amount of zinc” is used in the microcapsules. Breezy claims its technology can be applied to additional applications with different microcapsule ingredients. Lerman said the company was currently developing products to address other conditions such as smoker's breath and dry mouth. The next product to launch will fight candida on the tongue, said Lerman, although he would not provide any further information.

Monday, June 06, 2011 - First oral vaccine for fish developed
 

Probeltebio company researchers, in collaboration with the Department of Cell  Biology Univercity of Murcia (UMU) and the Murcia Oceanographic Institute - dependent on the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) – have said the first highly effective oral vaccine for use in aquaculture has been developed. This is the Fimoral-V vaccine, which can be given to farmed fish through food via a system of microencapsulation in yeast. Scientists have assured they were able to demonstrate the efficacy of this vaccine. They have explained that by isolating the fish own protein it can be used in the main fish species used in the Spanish commercial aquaculture: sea bass, sea bream, turbot, plaice and trout. As reported by the University of Murcia, this new oral vaccine can help reduce medium-term economic losses caused by various infectious diseases and by handling stress affecting aquatic resources. The vaccine development continues in the studies by the team of scientists from the University -- led by Victoriano Mulero –on fish cytokines, endogenous molecules similar to the hormones that regulate the defense response of fish. One of these cytokines known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha was isolated in different species of fish and showed immunostimulatory qualities. Probeltebio experts worked under the direction of Sergio Streitenberger Jacobi.

 

May 31, 2011 - Mr Stink, Curve, Leicester, review - The story is an inventive joy as David Walliams flirts with noxious stereotypes and is fairly guaranteed to leave kids feeling a warm afterglow

Imagine some of the nastiest smells in the world – and then imagine they’re housed in one person. That’s Mr Stink for you – the malodorous vagrant hero of television star David Walliams’s second book for children. Now, thanks to “micro-encapsulation” technology, we’re promised a strong whiff of what Walliams had in mind in a new music and song-scented show that’s designed to get right up its audience’s nose. To address the big gimmick first: it must be said the expected eeurrgh factor is somewhat lacking. Instead of clouds of olfactory stimulation, you’re given a “scratch ’n’ sniff” booklet – enlivened, as the novella is, by exquisite Quentin Blake illustrations. This just about does the trick – but the concoctions released have so many odours in common as often to be dully indistinguishable. Never mind. The story is an inventive joy (for children, aged ideally between six and 10). As in Little Britain, Walliams flirts with noxious stereotypes – in this case by celebrating the idea that tramps smell, thereby flying the flag for a truly tolerant attitude towards the homeless. Mr Stink – lent much dignity by a kindly, shuffling Peter Edbrook – befriends a bullied young girl called Chloe (Lotte Gilmore), whose overbearing mother is so concerned with keeping up appearances in her bid to become an MP that she even sprays air-freshener around the garden. When Chloe sneaks the elderly vagabond into the shed to keep him out of the cold, Mrs Crumb (“pronounced Croombe”) tries to hijack the ensuing media sensation for her own ends. But the age-old moral of the tale is that it is what’s inside that counts – and when Mr Stink finally leaves, some semblance of basic human decency has been restored.

 

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