Special Issue "Layered Double Hydroxide Used in Drug Delivery"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 December 2014)
Prof. Dr. Dermot O’Hare (Website)
Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX13TA, UK
Interests: layered double hydroxides; intercalation; in-situ diffraction; materials; organometallic; catalysis
Dr. Gareth R. Williams (Website)
UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London, 29 - 39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AX, UK
Fax: +44 207 753 5942
Interests: drug delivery; formulation; electrospinning; layered metal hydroxides; adjuvants
The anion exchange capability of layered double hydroxides (LDHs), coupled with the ability of many active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to form anions, has resulted in an explosion of interest in using LDHs for drug delivery applications. A search in Google Scholar for “layered double hydroxides AND drug delivery” results in some 21,500 hits, clearly demonstrating the research effort underway in this area. The Special Issue of Pharmaceutics on “Layered double hydroxides in drug delivery” will address all areas of pharmaceutics where LDHs have been explored, from their use as controlled or targeted release formulations (either alone or in combination with other excipients) through to their applications in DNA or RNA delivery on the sub-cellular level. Original research papers or review articles on any of these aspects are welcomed for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Dermot O’Hare
Dr. Gareth R. Williams
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- layered double hydroxide
- drug delivery
- gene delivery
- controlled release
- targeted release
- sustained release