Special Issue "Iontophoresis for Drug Delivery and Non-Invasive Sampling Applications"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. M. Begoña Delgado-Charro

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
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Interests: transdermal and topical drug delivery; formulation; chemical and iontophoretic permeation enhancement; topical bioequivalence; nail drug delivery; non-invasive sampling; prediction of skin absorption
Guest Editor
Prof. Virginia Merino Sanjuán

Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación de Reconocimiento Molecular y Desarrollo Tecnológico (IDM) Universitat Politecnica de València, Universitat de València, 46100 Valencia, Spain
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Interests: iontophoresis; transdermal absorption; oral absorption; topical and transdermal bioavailability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Iontophoresis is a versatile technique used for controlled drug delivery and non-invasive sampling applications. This drug delivery strategy has been exploited to increase and control the passage of molecules through biological membranes with applications in the transdermal, topical, ocular, dental, trans-ungueal and trans-mucosal routes of administration. Significant progress has improved our understanding of the mechanisms of transport and the design of efficient iontophoretic vehicles. Non-invasive sampling applications target the skin interface primarily. Several iontophoretic devices have gone through regulatory approval but demonstrated limited commercial success.

This Special Issue will gather current progress in the iontophoresis field and critically evaluate what is the place of this technique in the future therapeutic armamentarium and what is required to better exploit iontophoresis for the benefit of patients.

We invite articles from academics, industry and clinical researchers on all aspects of iontophoresis, from basic principles and theoretical modelling to basic and clinical research.

Dr. M. Begoña Delgado-Charro
Prof. Virginia Merino Sanjuán
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Iontophoresis
  • transdermal
  • ocular
  • non-invasive sampling
  • controlled drug delivery
  • electro-osmosis
  • electrorepulsion
  • nail-delivery
  • dental-delivery

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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