Special Issue "Lipid and Detergent Related Materials for Drug Delivery"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Adj. Prof. Aleksander Czogalla
Guest Editor
Department of Cytobiochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
Interests: liposomal drug carriers; lipid membranes; protein–lipid interactions; lipid–lipid interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern drug development is facing a common problem of low bioavailability of active ingredients, mostly as a consequence of their limited water solubility. Moreover, rapid clearance and/or high toxicity are further factors that stimulate development of delivery carriers that would guarantee efficient therapy. Drug carriers may not only increase bioavailability and effectiveness but also improve the selectivity and safety of drug administration. Among various approaches used to achieve the ultimate goal, those based on lipid and detergent-related materials seem to be most promising. Our intention is to launch a Special Issue which will be composed of full papers, communications, and reviews that emphasize the emerging trends in the field. The articles in this Special Issue will cover a broad array of topics, ranging from innovative compounds and formulations that can be used as drug carriers to the assembly of various nanoparticles of unique properties and composition, evaluation of their efficiency and toxicity, etc. Therefore, I am pleased to announce that contributions from all researchers working on any aspect of lipid or detergent-based materials for drug delivery are welcome.

Adj. Prof. Aleksander Czogalla
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Drug delivery
  • Lipids
  • Detergents
  • Nanoparticles
  • Emulsions
  • Colloids
  • Liposomes
  • Micelles
  • Drug carrier
  • Cancer therapy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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