Industrial Applications for DIANT® Systems
DIANT’s technology was developed with applications across various industries in mind. Learn how DIANT’s continuous nanoparticle processing technology can be applied to pharmaceuticals, food, beverage, nutraceutical, packaging, and cosmetics.
Our systems have many proven applications across nanoparticle-based drug and vaccine manufacturing, including:
- Lipid nanoparticles – LNP technology has emerged as the leading encapsulation method for complex APIs, including mRNA-based products
- Polymeric micelles
- Lipid-polymer conjugate systems
Food, Beverage, and Nutraceutical Production
Due to their high surface area-to-volume ratio compared to microscale particles, nanoparticles are an effective way to alter various characteristics in food, beverage, and nutraceutical products.
Nanoparticles are used in the beverage industry to treat and purify water and are commonly incorporated into beverages as nanoemulsions, which are colloidal suspensions that often make use of lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) for flavoring, color, and nutrient-inclusion. LNPs are known for their strength as emulsifying agents because of their bioavailability, performance, and resistance to unwanted degradation.
Nanotechnology also plays an increasing role in food production, with applications in changing the flavor, bioavailability, and preservation period of various food products and nutrients. Nanoparticles have also been incorporated into pathogen and allergen testing systems to ensure the hygiene of food and beverages before they are released to the public.
The cosmetics and skincare industry has long made use of nanotechnology, with the first nanoparticle-based products being released in the mid-1980s. Since then, they have become a staple of cosmetic formulations, and are used to enhance everything from moisturizing power to UV protection.
The use of nanotechnology in cosmetics can also provide:
- Increased entrapment efficiency
- Increased dermal penetration of active ingredients
- Enhanced product stability
- Controlled drug release
Our technologies and systems work with a broad range of nanoparticles across various industries:
- Lipid Nanoparticles (e.g. mRNA-LNPs)
- Lipid-Nucleic Acid Complexes
- Polymeric Micelles