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The lipophilic fatty acids and hydrophilic phosphoric acid based esters together contribute an amphiphilic character. They are bipolar and act as an emulsifying agent.

  • Natural emulsifiers
  • Have self emulsifying property
  • Far better tolerated than ethoxylated emulsifiers or any other alternatives
  • They are multifunctional and can be used in both o/w and w/o emulsions
  • Form stable emulsions
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Liposomal Agents

Phospholipids when hydrated have a unique property of self assembling into vesicles. These vesicles known as LIPOSOMES are promising systems for drug delivery and can be unilamellar (single phospholipid bilayer) or multilamellar (two or more phospholipid bilayers). They can encapsulate both, drugs and phyto-actives or phytonutrients.
They are highly biocompatible, biodegradable with no toxicity & high aptitude to entrap both hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs and have site specific drug delivery.

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Total Parenteral Nutrition

The infusion of lipid emulsions allows a high energy supply, facilitates the prevention of high glucose infusion rates and is indispensable for the supply with essential fatty acids. Egg phospholipids are used to emulsify 10-30% oil-in-water emulsions for parenteral nutrition. The major components of lipid emulsions are essential omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid, DHA, EPA) and omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic acid, arachidonic acid).

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  • Phospholipids improve skin condition by increasing hydration level of skin and integrity of the stratum corneum
  • They do not disrupt the skin defence mechanism and structure
  • Enhances penetration of individual lipid components into stratum corneum and subsequent alteration of the intercellular lipid matrix within the skin
  • Improves the stability of unstable compounds
  • Localized skin delivery
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Essential phospholipids (EPL) are a combination of unsaturated fatty acid phospholipids from natural sources like soybean or sunflower.

  • A superior protectant against liver damage
  • Against alcoholic & non alcoholic fatty liver
  • Against other liver toxins
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  • Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is involved in reverse cholesterol transport by effecting Lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase.
  • Lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) is an enzyme made in the liver which catalyzes the uptake of free cholesterol from the plasma into the lipoprotein particle.
  • LCAT converts immature disc-shaped HDLs to mature, large round HDL. HDL particles get bigger as cholesterol is brought into its core. In fact, measurement of HDL sizes is an indirect way of assessing the degree of reverse cholesterol transport.
  • PC allows the ALCAT enzyme to put more cholesterol into the HDL particles. Doing this clears more non-HDL cholesterol from the circulation. Purified forms of PC and lecithin have been shown to work both orally and intravenously to improve cholesterol numbers. Intravenous injections of PC is found to be equally effective reducing symptoms of angina pectoris.
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Targeted Drug Delivery

  • Smart drug delivery system.
  • Increases accumulation of liposomal formulations in the desired cells and tissues, by using the targeted liposomes including surface-attached ligands such as; antibodies, folates, peptides and transferrin that are capable of recognizing and binding to the desired diseased cells, leaving healthy cells intact.
  • Beneficial for stabilizing therapeutic compounds, overcoming obstacles to cellular and tissue uptake and improving biodistribution of compounds to target sites in vivo.
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Biologics Delivery (including Vaccines)

Lipids are used to nano-encapsulate the genetic strands to significantly enhance the immunogenic response of vaccines against antigens and has led to a medical breakthrough in vaccine-based delivery systems, enabling the development of Covid-19 vaccines at a blistering pace. They help to develop adaptive immune responses against a wide variety of pathogens, besides Coronaviruses.

Lipid Nanoparticle (LNP) Based Vaccines Uitlize Lipids:

  • To aid potent sustained effects and represent natural & biodegradable delivery systems
  • Can be rationally customized in terms of particle size, charge, surface modulation, site specific targeting to optimally deliver an antigen/active/mRNAs etc

Phospholipids & Lecithins from non-GMO Soybean (Unsaturated)

Saturated Phospholipids from non-GMO Soybean

Sunflower Phospholipids

Egg Phospholipids (Egg Lecithin)

Synthetic Lipids

Choline Alfoscerate (Alpha GPC)

Neutral Lipids & Oils