Anal Chem 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.
School of Engineering, Macquarie University, Balaclava Road, North Ryde, New South Wales 2109, Australia.
Water-in-oil-in-water (w/o/w) double emulsion (DE) encapsulation has been widely used as a promising platform technology for various applications in the fields of food, cosmetics, pharmacy, chemical engineering, materials science, and synthetic biology. Unfortunately, DEs formed by conventional emulsion generation approaches in most cases are highly polydisperse, making them less desirable for quantitative assays, controlled biomaterial synthesis, and entrapped ingredient release. Microfluidic devices can generate monodisperse DEs with controllable size, morphology, and production rate, but these generally require multistep fabrication processes and use of different solvents or bulky external instrumentation to pattern channel wettability. Read More