Special Issue "Nanocrystals"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2016)
Prof. Dr. Arvind K. Bansal
Department of Pharmaceutics, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Sector 67, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab 160 062, India
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Interests: pre-formulation profiling; solid state characterization; polymorphism; amorphous systems; particle engineering; nano-crystalline dispersions; enhancement of oral bioavailability
Studies related to pharmaceutical nanocrystal started in the beginning of 1990’s and first product entered the market after 10 years of intensive research. Today, the number of marketed products is increasing all the time. Products for different drug delivery routes and various categories of dosage forms like oral solids and liquids have been marketed. The first applications nanocrystals were for improved solubility, and this is still the most well-known property of nanocrystal formulations. However, novel applications like controlled release formulations are also being studied. Accordingly, nanocrystals can be said to be very versatile option for drug delivery purposes.
This Special Issue on nanocrystals will include a variety of research articles, both reviews and original research contributions, dealing with drug nanocrystals. This special issue of Pharmaceutics, aims to provide an overview of well established nanocrystal technologies, marketed products and emerging areas for application of nanocrystals. We invite manuscripts dealing with topics related to development, manufacturing, quality and in vivo fate of nanocrystals.
Dr. Leena Peltonen
Dr. Arvind Bansal
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