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Special Issue "Mesoporous Silica in Biomedical Applications 2020"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Jessica Rosenholm

Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, BioCity (3rd floor), Artillerigatan 6A, FI 20520 Turku, Finland
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Phone: + 358-2-215-3255
Interests: nanomedicine; drug delivery; biomaterials engineering; bioimaging probes; biomedical nanotechnology; pharmaceutical technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since their discovery in the early 1990s, mesoporous silica materials have spurred significant research interest worldwide; especially so within the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields after the first reports on drug delivery appeared in the early 2000s, and nanoscaled syntheses of mesoporous silica were developed in parallel. The unique features of mesoporous silica have enabled the design of a wide range of biomedically relevant materials, whereby one or several functions can be integrated into the mesoporous silica system. In their nanoscale form, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) have demonstrated applicability across all fields of nanomedicine ranging from nanopharmaceuticals to nanodiagnostics and regenerative medicine (tissue engineering). With bulk material becoming commercially available, the pharmaceutical industry has realized the potential of mesoporous silica, especially as enhancers for poorly soluble drugs as so-called ‘super-generics’. This Special Issue is devoted to the ever-expanding developments within the frames of the design, application, and further formulation of mesoporous silica materials for enabling the next generation of (nano)medical products and biomedical tools.

Prof. Jessica Rosenholm
Guest Editor

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  • Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs)
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Nanomedicine
  • Theranostics
  • Multifunctionality
  • Dosage form design
  • Bioimaging
  • Tissue engineering

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