Special Issue "Hyaluronic Acid and its Derivatives for Biomedical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2018
In the last few decades, hyaluronic acid (HA) has been widely used in the biomedical and pharmaceutical field. Thanks to its favorable physicochemical and biological properties, including biocompatibility, biodegradability, nonimmunogenicity, HA has been employed as such or as a starting material for different purposes and in several therapeutic fields, such as fabrication of matrices and devices for tissue engineering, drug delivery, imaging, or surgical applications. The use of HA continues to grow; thus, this Special Issue aims to provide the state of the art and the dissemination of the latest information on new approaches and methods dealing with the preparation, characterization, and use of HA-based materials. I encourage authors to submit research papers and comprehensive reviews for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Silvia Arpicco
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Hyaluronic acid
- Drug delivery systems
- Theranostic agents
- Active targeting
- Topical drug delivery
- Tissue engineering
- Implantable biomaterials