Special Issue "Drug Delivery and Antimicrobial Agents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016).
This Special Issue, “Drug Delivery and Antimicrobial Agents”, will cover a selection of recent research topics and current review articles in related to the drug delivery of antimicrobial agents. Original research papers, review articles, and commentaries are all welcome.
Microbes existed billions of year before the first humans walked on the face of the Earth. We are dependent on a symbiotic relationship with microorganisms, but microbes have also been the leading cause sickness and death throughout the history of mankind. This peril was, however, largely overcome by the introduction of vaccines and antibiotics in the late 19th and early 20th century. Now, the balance in our coexistence with microbes is shifting again. Widespread, and often unwise, use of antibiotic drugs and disinfectants has led to the evolution of highly resistant strains of bacteria and other microbes against which much of our current arsenal is useless. Therefore, science must again rise to this challenge, and find new ways to overcome this remerging threat.
Resistance is often caused by increased efflux of antibiotics or by the ability of microorganisms to modify and neutralize the antimicrobial agent. Bacteria forming biofilms or hiding in intracellular niches are also highly resistant to treatment. New innovations in delivery are needed to overcome these challenges. In this respect, the emerging field of nanomedicine is expected to make an important contribution. Improved delivery and formulation will also be important to increase the utility of macromolecular agents and natural biocides.
Dr. Már Másson
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- vaccine delivery
- local delivery
- topical treatment