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Drug Releasing Textile: From Fundamental to Application

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2024) | Viewed by 177

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Head of Department of Textile, Leather and Fuels, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: textile chemistry; dyes; dendrimers; dyeing; composite textile materials; antibacterial textiles; microbial activity
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Faculty of Medicine, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 1407 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: polymers; smart textile; fluorescence; antimicrobial; dendrimer; nanomedicine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Textile materials as carriers of biologically active substances have been used since ancient times as they are close to the skin and can be comfortably applied. Today, interest in creating new textile constructions is growing due to their possible implementation in medicine, healthcare and cosmetics. These materials can be used for wound dressing, microbial control, skincare and transdermal drug delivery. They can create several benefits, improving the desired ability to choose between possible options, which corresponds to the biologically active substance (well soluble or more difficult to dissolve in biological fluids), the type of health problem, the condition as the chronic decease or well-being, the required concentration and duration of treatment, and textile choice. This Special Issue aims to present fundamental aspects and new opportunities for drug-releasing textiles, considering various methods for fabrication from fibers to fabric construction, responsive coating creation and the development of advanced drug loading methods. The diverse possibilities for the application of these materials demands more in-depth studies of their characteristics, drug-releasing mechanisms and kinetics.

Dr. Desislava Staneva
Prof. Dr. Ivo Grabchev
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Keywords

  • wound dressings
  • cosmetotextile
  • antimicrobial textile
  • responsive coatings
  • hydrogels
  • encapsulation
  • electrospinning
  • nanofibres
  • drug-releasing mechanisms and kinetics

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