Special Issue "Macromolecules Applied to Pharmaceutics"

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A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2009)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tommasina Coviello
Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies, "Sapienza" University of Rome, P.le A. Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Website: http://www.farmaciamedicina.uniroma1.it/files/CV/CV_COVIELLO_TOMMASINA_EN.pdf
E-Mail: tommasina.coviello@uniroma1.it
Phone: +39 0649913557
Fax: +39 0649913133
Interests: polysaccharides; hydrogel; rheology; texture analysis; modified drug delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue, “Macromolecules applied to Pharmaceutics” is devoted to a peculiar branch of polymer science that is rapidly growing in the last decades.
It is of interest, therefore, to publish both reviews and original research papers to illustrate the general trend in current research.
Polymers can act, in different ways, as carriers for drug delivery and as peculiar therapeutic agents to be delivered. In the past few decades macromolecules have evolved from off-the-shelf materials originally developed for applications unrelated to biomedicine to materials specifically designed for particular applications and exhibiting intended biomedical functions. The design of new polymeric devices requires the combination of knowledge among scientist from different fields such biology, medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, physics and materials science.
In that sense I wish to thank all the authors for their cooperation and support in the preparation of the present issue.

Prof. Dr. Tommasina Coviello
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Synthetic and natural polymers for drug/gene delivery and/or medical devices
  • New aspects of macromolecule uses in the dosage form design
  • Characterization of polymers used in the pharmaceutics field
  • Biomaterials
  • Macromolecular pro-drugs
  • Delivery of macromolecular drugs
  • Hydrogel delivery systems
  • Micro- and Nano-technological approaches for the delivery of macromolecules
  • Pharmaceutical applications of dendrimers
  • Polymeric nanocarriers for drug delivery
  • Polymer-drug conjugates for drug targeting
  • Stimuli-responsive polymeric systems for biomedical applications
  • Polymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering

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p. 10276-10291
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Molecules 2012, 17(9), 10276-10291; doi:10.3390/molecules170910276
Received: 28 June 2012; in revised form: 12 August 2012 / Accepted: 14 August 2012 / Published: 28 August 2012
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p. 4370-4386
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Molecules 2009, 14(11), 4370-4386; doi:10.3390/molecules14114370
Received: 8 September 2009; in revised form: 14 October 2009 / Accepted: 28 October 2009 / Published: 30 October 2009
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p. 3754-3779
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Molecules 2009, 14(9), 3754-3779; doi:10.3390/molecules14093754
Received: 21 July 2009; in revised form: 14 September 2009 / Accepted: 17 September 2009 / Published: 23 September 2009
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p. 3662-3675
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Molecules 2009, 14(9), 3662-3675; doi:10.3390/molecules14093662
Received: 30 June 2009; in revised form: 27 August 2009 / Accepted: 16 September 2009 / Published: 17 September 2009
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p. 3376-3391
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Molecules 2009, 14(9), 3376-3391; doi:10.3390/molecules14093376
Received: 26 June 2009; in revised form: 30 July 2009 / Accepted: 31 August 2009 / Published: 3 September 2009
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p. 3003-3017
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Molecules 2009, 14(8), 3003-3017; doi:10.3390/molecules14083003
Received: 25 June 2009; in revised form: 4 August 2009 / Accepted: 10 August 2009 / Published: 12 August 2009
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p. 2801-2823
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Molecules 2009, 14(8), 2801-2823; doi:10.3390/molecules14082801
Received: 30 June 2009; in revised form: 22 July 2009 / Accepted: 27 July 2009 / Published: 29 July 2009
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p. 2684-2698
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Molecules 2009, 14(8), 2684-2698; doi:10.3390/molecules14082684
Received: 29 June 2009; in revised form: 16 July 2009 / Accepted: 21 July 2009 / Published: 24 July 2009
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p. 2699-2716
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Molecules 2009, 14(8), 2699-2716; doi:10.3390/molecules14082699
Received: 25 June 2009; in revised form: 10 July 2009 / Accepted: 15 July 2009 / Published: 24 July 2009
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p. 2602-2620
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Molecules 2009, 14(7), 2602-2620; doi:10.3390/molecules14072602
Received: 22 June 2009; in revised form: 1 July 2009 / Accepted: 6 July 2009 / Published: 16 July 2009
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p. 2410-2430
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Molecules 2009, 14(7), 2410-2430; doi:10.3390/molecules14072410
Received: 5 June 2009; in revised form: 2 July 2009 / Accepted: 6 July 2009 / Published: 7 July 2009
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p. 1999-2015
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Molecules 2009, 14(6), 1999-2015; doi:10.3390/molecules14061999
Received: 11 May 2009; in revised form: 31 May 2009 / Accepted: 3 June 2009 / Published: 4 June 2009
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