Special Issue "Cyclodextrins and Their Derivatives: A Basis for New Drug Formulations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.
Interests: hypertension; structure elucidation; nuclear magnetic resonance; spectroscopy; NMR spectroscopy; medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry; molecular modeling; Raman spectroscopy; DSC; NMR structure elucidation
Interests: development of tumor-homing and tumor-responsive drug delivery vehicles as theranostics; drug formulations and prodrugs; development of imaging agents for visualizing and charting cellular compartments; pharmacokinetics (LC-MS, HPLC-based) and bioactivity evaluation; design and development of cancer diagnostics and theranostics; development of tumor-homing probes equipped with multimodal imaging agents (for MRI, in vivo near-infrared I & II optical imaging, and SPECT/PET probes)
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Interests: drug-protein binding; drug-cyclodextrins interaction, characterization and effect on drug solubility/dissolution/absorption; Development and in vitro-in vivo evaluation of novel dosage forms with optimized absorption (GI/nasal/pulmonary); PK/PD studies and dosage individualization
As Guest Editors, we would like to announce a Special Issue entitled “Cyclodextrins and their Derivatives. A Basis for New Drug Formulations”. This Special Issue will collect communications, research articles, and high-quality review papers in the research fields relating to cyclodextrins, cyclodextrin derivatives, and drug–cyclodextrin interactions, for application in drug formulation developments. We kindly encourage research groups working in various areas of pharmaceutical technology, biopharmaceutics, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, and chemical biology to make contributions to this Special Issue involving, but not restricted to: trends in novel cyclodextrin/cyclodextrin derivatives development, drug–cyclodextrin interactions, applications for novel drug formulations, repurposing of known drug entities through the development of new dosage forms for different routes of administration, pulmonary, nasal, transdermal, etc., and evaluation in vitro/ex vivo/in vivo. In addition, researchers are encouraged to submit articles or reviews that include existing and new methodologies suitable for studying drug–cyclodextrin interactions. The molecular nature of these interactions is critical for rational drug design. Reviews outlining the advantages and disadvantages of existing formulations are also welcome. Furthermore, research articles and review papers on cyclodextrin design, development, and characterization for application in drug design are also suitable for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Mavromoustakos
Prof. Dr. Andreas G. Tzakos
Prof. Dr. Georgia N. Valsami
Manuscript Submission Information
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- cyclodextrin design/development/characterization
- drug–cyclodextrin interactions/formulations
- analytical methodologies for drug–cyclodextrin interactions/structure elucidation
- in vitro/ex vivo/in vivo evaluation
- other routes of drug administration (nasal, pulmonary, transdermal, etc.)