Special Issue "Advanced Materials in Drug Release and Drug Delivery Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: multifunctional polymers; drug release; drug delivery systems; modified release formulations; multicompartment dosage forms
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Investigations concerning advanced materials in designing drug delivery systems represent a rapidly growing research field in materials/polymer science, chemical engineering and pharmaceutical technology. Nowadays, it is impossible to create modern drug delivery systems without multifunctional excipients that affect drug release, improve drug stability or enhance drug permeation and bioavailability.
In recent years, searching for novel materials or modifying and combining existing materials has represented a trend in pharmaceutical technology. The chemical or physical modification of either naturally-derived or synthetic materials/polymers can improve their characteristics and favourably affect the quality of the designed formulations. Therefore, a great deal of emphasis is placed on the design and testing of new materials with application potential in pharmaceutical technology.
This Special Issue will be a collection of full papers, short communications and review papers focusing on recent progress in functional materials/polymers with promising potential in drug delivery. Discussion of manufacturing, physical and chemical modification, characterization, as well as the combination of different materials and their application in the biomedical field is also welcome.
Prof. Katarzyna Winnicka
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- multifunctional materials
- chemical or physical modification of polymers
- drug release
- drug delivery systems
- naturally-derived or synthetic materials/polymers
- materials engineering