Special Issue "Nanoparticles in Therapeutic Applications"
A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
Assoc. Prof. Wassana Yantasee
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
President/CEO, PDX Pharmaceuticals, Portland, Oregon, United States
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Interests: nanomedicine; RNAi; drug delivery; nanobiotechnology; cancer; fibrosis; metal chelation; pharmaceutical; immunotherapy
Nanoparticles have garnered intense interest as a therapeutic platform to treat a broad range of diseases, including cancer, metabolic, cardiovascular, skin, renal, inflammatory, and infectious disease. Well-designed nanoparticles can enhance the efficacy of traditional therapeutics through enhanced solubility, prolonged circulation or drug release, targeted delivery to disease sites, and reduced toxicity. Nanoparticles can be formulated for systemic, dermal, oral, and inhalation applications and optimized to overcome the delivery barriers of emerging therapeutics such as oligonucleotides, mRNA, and DNA with the potential to be safer than viral vector counterparts. Nevertheless, like any emerging technology, further advances in research are required to overcome the technological and regulatory barriers if nanoparticles are to fulfil their immense potential for human applications.
In order to offer a publication platform for researchers working in the nanotherapeutic field, the MDPI journal, Bioengineering, is dedicating a Special Issue to Nanoparticles in Therapeutic Applications and is asking for your valuable contribution. The Special Issue will focus on nanoparticle development and applications in broad ranges of diseases and delivery routes. Research toward increased understanding of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicity, stability, and manufacturability of nanoparticles is also highly relevant.
We look forward to receiving your contributions to this Special Issue of Bioengineering.
Assoc. Prof. Wassana Yantasee
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