ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Encapsulation

(IEEE) A software development technique that consists of isolating a system function or a set of data and the operations on those data within a module and providing precise specifications for the module.

Publication Source: FDA Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Technology

See also: Abstraction Information Hiding Software Engineering

Encapsulation

Any method of getting something, usually an enzyme or bacterium, into a small package or capsule while it is still working or alive. It is a method for immobilizing cells for use in a bioreactor.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

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