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Special Issue "Preparation, Characterization, and Effect of Lipid Nanoparticles Used in Different Application Fields"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Modern nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary area that has recently led to an increased interest in nanoscale products. Indeed, at present, nanotechnology has a frequent and profound impact on our lives, both positive and negative. In the last few decades, many studies have demonstrated that nanoparticles, and especially lipid nanoparticles, represent a versatile system which is widely used throughout scientific research in numerous applications belonging to different fields, such as electronic, nutraceutical, veterinary, cosmetic, biotechnological, environmental, biomedical, and pharmaceutical. Particularly, lipid-based nanosystems (i.e., nanostructured lipid carriers, solid lipid nanoparticles, nanoemulsions, liposomes, cubosomes) are largely used to ameliorate active principle solubility or obtain a controlled or target release creating a modifiable system according to product requirements. Indeed, lipid based nanoparticles are able to solubilize a number of molecules with different physicochemical properties in a biocompatible and biodegradable matrix with well-established safety profiles. Moreover, lipid nanoparticles can significantly contribute, for instance, in the field of green nanosystems due to their natural source.
Starting from these premises, the main objective of this Special Issue on “Preparation, Characterization, and Effect of Lipid Nanoparticles Used in Different Application Fields” is to be an open forum where researchers can share their research and discoveriesContributions to this topic, whether in the form of original research or review articles, can focus on multiple issues, such as the production, characterization, structure, and innovative aspects of lipid nanoparticles, possibly presenting new preparation methods, advantages, disadvantages, and new applications. Potential topics also include methods used in the functionalization of lipid nanoparticles. Studies with multidisciplinary inputs, offering new methodologies or in-depth studies, are particularly welcome.
Prof. Dr. Rita Cortesi
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. Molecules 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.
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- Drug delivery
- Green agriculture