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EPJ E - Polymersomes made-to-measure

The use of polymersomes in drug delivery, medical imaging, micro-reactors or to mimic biophysical membrane phenomena is greatly dependent on the extent to which their properties can be controlled and tuned.

Polymersomes are vescicular structures made from the self-assemby of block copolymers. Since the late nineties they have been the subject of intense research. A Colloquium in EPJ E reviews the various approaches to modulating the properties and behavior of polymersomes based on either molecular design of the constituting blocs or addition of specific components to the membrane. The different approaches allow modulations from the physical, structural and functional points of view.

To read the full article ‘Recent trends in the tuning of polymersomes’ membrane Properties’, J. -F. Le Meins, O. Sandre and S. Lecommandoux, Eur. Phys. J. E (2011) 34: 14, click here.

Editors-in-Chief
G. Dissertori, J. Monroe, K. Skenderis and D. Zeppenfeld

Deputy Editors-in-Chief
D. J. Schwarz

Thank you for accepting the paper. Thanks also to the Associate Editor and the referee for their speedy and helpful comments during the review process. I will definitely keep EPJC in mind for future contributions.

Ravi Kuchimanchi

ISSN: 1434-6052 (Electronic Edition)

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