Special Issue "Applications of Green Nanomaterials in Biomedical Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2022.
Interests: anticancer drugs; photodynamic therapy; nanomedicine; drug delivery; biocompatible and bio-based nanoparticles; smart molecular conjugates; antimicrobial PDT; biomaterials
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Interests: drug discovery; drug delivery; organic chemistry; nanomedicine; targeted therapy; cancer treatment
In the field of nanotechnology, the development of safe, ecofriendly nanomaterials is currently encountering growing interest due to the promising properties of these compounds, such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, and non-toxicity, as well as non-immunogenic behavior. During recent years, different “green” materials, such as fibroin, keratin, gelatin, chitosan, zein, and soy proteins, have been extensively investigated in order to develop ideal candidates for various biomedical applications. Indeed, current research for novel nanomaterials has had increasing focus on renewable and biodegradable proteins, polysaccharides, and lipids or their combinations for the production of effective and versatile nano-biomedical systems for the treatment of different pathologies.
The aim of this Special Issue of Applied Sciences is to collect full-length articles, reviews and communications on the development, characterization (including biological), and potential wide range of applications of green nanomaterials, including imaging, drug delivery, antimicrobial treatment, and tissue engineering. Particular attention will be given to the use of low-cost and environmentally friendly procedures for nanoparticle preparation.
Dr. Greta Varchi
Dr. Claudia Ferroni
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- eco-friendly procedures
- biomedical applications
- targeted therapy
- multimodal strategies
- theranostic systems