Special Issue "Anti-SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Drugs and Vaccines - Part II"

A special issue of Biologics (ISSN 2673-8449). This special issue belongs to the section "Biologics in Respiratory Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 234

Special Issue Editors

Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC 3011, Australia
Interests: cancer; autoimmunity; mental health; vaccines; exercise; infectious diseases; drugs; healthy aging; bioactives
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Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia;Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells Program, Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), Melbourne, VIC 3021, Australia
Interests: nanomedicines and therapeutic innovation; nanomedicine; nanoparticulate drug delivery systems; lipid nanocarriers; polymeric nanocarriers; targeted delivery; cancer immunotherapy; cancer targeted therapies; vaccines; vaccine delivery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,  

A novel strain of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), was first identified in late 2019 and triggered a pandemic, which has been ongoing since March 2020. The pandemic has already had a serious impact on the global economy and has resulted thus far in over 2 million deaths and almost 100 million infections. The development of effective therapeutics is an urgent global priority to stop the spread of COVID-19 infections and prevent further fatalities. As such, a number of platforms, such as drugs, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, pharmacological therapy, plasma therapy, immune boosters, and alternative medicines, have been explored. Researchers are fast-tracking this process, and there have already been significant developments during preclinical and clinical phases in a relatively short period. There are a number of drug candidates and vaccines that have been developed for emergency use within a year, which is unprecedented in human history. 

In this Special Issue of Biologics, the focus will be on the development of vaccines, pharmacological therapy, alternative medicines, monoclonal antibodies, plasma therapy, preclinical studies, clinical trials, replication, viral life cycles, and the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2, as well as areas of identification of novel drug targets and any form of treatment models against COVID-19 infection. In vitro, in vivo, in silico, preclinical, and clinical trials are all welcome. 

This Special Issue will include reviews or original research papers on biologics against the SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19. 

Prof. Dr. Vasso Apostolopoulos
Dr. Majid Davidson
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • vaccine
  • immunotherapies
  • novel drugs
  • pharmacological therapy
  • monoclonal antibodies
  • alternative medicine
  • naturaceuticals
  • pathogenesis

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