Special Issue "Materials for Drug Delivery"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Loo Say Chye Joachim
School of Materials Science & Engineering College of Engineering NanYang Technological University, Singapore
Website: http://research.ntu.edu.sg/expertise/academicprofile/pages/StaffProfile.aspx?ST_EMAILID=JOACHIMLOO
E-Mail: JOACHIMLOO@ntu.edu.sg

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Drug delivery is an inter-disciplinary research field that encompasses expertise from the pharmaceutical, clinical, biological, chemical, and materials sciences. The focus of drug delivery is often to exploit biocompatible materials to transport and release pharmaceutical compound(s) into the body, to achieve the desired therapeutic outcome in the safest possible manner. In this Special Issue on “Materials for Drug Delivery”, the scope will be on new developments in drug delivery systems, and how these are utilized for the treatment of various diseases, such as cancer, infectious, neurological, cardiovascular, and metabolic diseases. Recent advances in controlled release, targeted delivery, new materials, and evaluation of drug delivery systems through in vitro and/or in vivo studies would be the highlight of this Issue.

Dr. Loo Say Chye Joachim
Guest Editor


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  • controlled release
  • sustained release
  • site-specific delivery
  • targeted
  • drug delivery systems
  • biodegradable polymers
  • biocompatibility
  • nano- and micro-particles
  • pharmaceutical reformulations

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Materials 2014, 7(9), 6865-6878; doi:10.3390/ma7096865
Received: 17 July 2014; in revised form: 28 August 2014 / Accepted: 28 August 2014 / Published: 24 September 2014
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Last update: 12 June 2014

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