The Science

The Science

Our novel solution began with a different approach—and materials that are known to be inert in the body. 

The Science

Our novel solution began with a different approach—and materials that are known to be inert in the body. 

How it Works

Traditional encapsulation approaches started with materials that could easily be formed into microbeads, but were biologically immuno-reactive, eliciting an inflammatory response in the body that doomed the therapy to failure.

Likarda recognized the problem, but took a completely different approach to get to the solution. Starting with materials that were known to be inert in the body, the scientists found a novel way to manufacture those materials as microparticles, called Core Shell Spherification (CSS).

Improve the Effectiveness of Your Cellular Therapies

Microencapsulation of Biological Therapies

With CSS you’re no longer limited to a single encapsulation formulation. The delivery system is tailored to the needs of the therapeutic.

Core Shell Spherification

Take advantage of the well-established chemistry of hydrogels to create novel combinations of backbone chemistry and crosslinkers.

50+ Unique Formulations

Each biological therapy is different and requires unique properties to thrive, so we maintain a library of over 50 different hydrogel formulations developed using CSS.

ViscoBeads

While our encapsulants are essential for some biological therapies, they also have applications as simple crosslinked microbeads, which we call ViscoBeads.

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Does your cell therapy need a targeted approach? Would improving potency be a benefit for your cell therapy? Are you looking for a partner who can customize a solution that fits your exact needs? Discuss options with one of our team members today.