Special Issue "Advanced Transdermal Drug Delivery"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2013
Prof. Dr. Bozena B. Michniak-Kohn
Pharmaceutics, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy; Center for Dermal Research (CDR) & Laboratory for Drug Delivery (LDD), NJ Center for Biomaterials, Life Sciences Building, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, 145, Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
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Interests: topical; transdermal; percutaneous drug delivery; skin transport pathways; skin carrier systems; skin formulations; skin drug delivery; human skin equivalents; skin models
Transdermal delivery (TDD) systems offering a number of advantages over oral delivery have been available since 1979, when the first passive patch containing scopolamine was approved by the FDA. The future success of this dosage form is limited by the inability to deliver most drugs through the skin in therapeutically effective amounts. However, through novel designs of devices, new materials and active drug delivery approaches, we have the potential to significantly impact the future of TDD especially for those dosage forms containing macromolecules. Examples include microneedles, laser, ultrasound, iontophoresis and electroporation as well as thermal poration. In this “Advanced Transdermal Drug Delivery” Special Issue we will discuss the transdermal technologies of the future: the potential and the challenges.
Prof. Dr. Bozena B. Michniak-Kohn
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- transdermal delivery of macromolecules
- acoustical methods
- electric methods
- thermal poration
Pharmaceutics 2013, 5(3), 385-391; doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics5030385
Received: 8 May 2013; in revised form: 1 July 2013 / Accepted: 3 July 2013 / Published: 11 July 2013| Download PDF Full-text (4025 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Pharmaceutics 2013, 5(3), 434-444; doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics5030434
Received: 11 July 2013; in revised form: 14 August 2013 / Accepted: 14 August 2013 / Published: 21 August 2013| Download PDF Full-text (340 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 9 September 2013