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Functional Nanomaterials for Healthcare—2nd Edition

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2024) | Viewed by 461

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HybridBioSystems Lab, Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via Domenico Montesano 49, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: surface functionalization chemistry; nanostructured materials; hybrid materials; chemical characterization; diagnostics; drug delivery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, great efforts have been dedicated to the synthesis and surface functionalization of functional nanomaterials for healthcare. This genuine interest has grown due to the unique properties that nanomaterials offer over bulk materials, such as surface-to-volume ratio, high porosity, and easy tunability of their physicochemical properties. Among the wide array of nanomaterials available for medical applications, nanoparticles (NPs), nanotubes (NTs), nanorods (NRs), and nanofilms (NFs) are currently having a revolutionary impact on healthcare, offering precise and personalized treatments. The functionalization of nanomaterials involves altering their chemical and physical properties to achieve non-invasive imaging, controlled delivery of therapeutic compounds, and tissue-engineering purposes. Furthermore, based on their ability to combine diagnostic and therapeutic compounds, functionalized nanomaterials also hold great promise for theranostic purposes.

The present Special Issue is suited for contributions on functional nanomaterials for drug delivery, bioimaging, diagnosis, theranostics, and tissue engineering. Different synthesis and functionalization procedures, characterization techniques, and medical applications of nanomaterials will be covered, and novel insights can be proposed. Thus, we are delighted to invite you to submit a full paper, letter, communication, review, or perspective article to this Special Issue.

Dr. Monica Terracciano
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanoparticles
  • nanostructured materials
  • porous materials
  • hybrid materials
  • synthesis
  • surface functionalization of nanostructures
  • nanobiotechnology
  • nanomedicine
  • cancer therapy
  • diagnostics
  • drug delivery
  • bioimaging
  • theranostics
  • tissue engineering
  • biocompatibility

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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