Special Issue "Immune Responses to Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Giuseppe Bardi

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
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Interests: Nanomaterials' interaction with the Immune System; Immuno-compatible and Immune-modulating Nanomaterilas; Biocompatible/Biodegradable and Drug Delivery Systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanotechnology has consolidated its success in the past years by producing novel devices and materials, which are currently applied in several fields of research and industry. Our interest is focused on biomedical applications of nanotechnologies to improve the therapeutics’ performances, as well as diagnostics. Successful nanodevices for drug or gene delivery, imaging or synthesized with materials acting per se (e.g., nanozimes) require full biocompatibility. Recent literature has highlighted the importance of host immune responses to nanomaterials as a critical issue to be addressed in order to create safe-by-design nanotools.

The present Special Issue would like to overcome the “classical nanotoxicology” as limited to toxicity results on cell death mechanisms, rather providing information on the several interactions that the immune system has with nanomaterials developed to biomedical applications. Novel results on immune cell, tissue or different animal models’ inflammatory responses to nanomaterials will be welcome, as well as critical review articles challenging the present knowledge and offering an expert platform to discussion.

Dr. Giuseppe Bardi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanomaterials
  • biomedical applications
  • immune-compatibility
  • innate immune system
  • adaptive immune system
  • immune responses
  • inflammation
  • immune cells
  • immune response
  • inflammatory mediators
  • cytokines
  • chemokines
  • phagocytosis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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