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Means of Inducing Fusion or Fission of Molecular Aggregates    

Stimulating fusion or fission of molecular aggregates for instance liposomes at a water interface.


The dehydrating condensation reaction is used to chemically change the lipids forming a molecular aggregate so as to change the physical characteristics and morphology of the molecular aggregate, and therefore it is possible to control the timing of phase transitions such as membrane fusion.

The current technology is useful in the fields of:
- Development of medical treatments, such as gene therapy and drug delivery systems.
- For research in the field of organic synthesis chemistry and interface chemistry
- For research regarding biological morphological changes, for example the formation, degradation, fission, and fusion of cells and cellular organelles, and for elucidating biological mechanisms accompanying endocytosis and exocytosis.

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European Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this Patent:

Class A61K9: Human Necessities - Medical Or Veterinary Science; Hygiene

Preparations for medical, dental, or toilet purposes. Medicinal preparations characterised by special physical form.