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Tutorial review on soft microorigami: Polymer films which are able to fold and form 3D microstructures are important for optical materials, tissue engineering scaffolds and electronic devices. This review focuses on polymer-based systems and their fabrication, design and applicability for biotechnology. Leonid Ionov, Soft Matter, 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05476G

Nanocapsules for sustained drug release: The fabricated stable drug delivery systems for podrug nanocarriersorly water-soluble drugs exhibited a narrow size distribution, which makes them potential candidates for nanocarriers in cancer therapy. Surfactant structure was compared with nanocapsule stability and the number of polyelectrolyte layers required to create exetremely long-term sustained release of active molecules determined. Urszula Bazylińska, Renata Skrzela, Krzysztof Szczepanowicz, Piotr Warszyński and Kazimiera A. Wilk, Soft Matter, 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05395G

Improved mechanical properties for macroporous polymers: Highly permeable macroporous polymers were synthesised from a Pickering-MIPE template. The mechanical properties were much improved compared to porous media synthesised using conventional high internal phase emulsion (HIPE) templates. Vivian O. Ikem, Angelika Menner and Alexander Bismarck, Soft Matter, 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05272A

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