Special Issue "Nanotechnology-Drug Delivery Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: liposomes; ethosomes, exosomes, drug delivery systems; antioxidants; antibacterial; anti-inflammatory; chemotherapeutic agents; natural products
This Special Issue deals with all aspects of drug delivery systems based on nanotechnology platforms. It is recognized that the effectiveness of certain drugs is impeded by several challenges such as poor solubility, antigenicity, toxicity, inability to cross cell membrane barriers, poor bioavailability, and/or rapid clearance. One of the strategies available to improve the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of drugs is the utilization of drug delivery systems. In recent years there have been great advances in the development of drug delivery systems for carrying drugs to specific target sites within an organism including liposomes, ethosomes, exosomes, polymeric micelles, dendrimers, metallic nanoparticles, nanostructures, and other delivery systems based on several nanotechnology platforms. This Special Issue will cover topics related to the design and characterization of nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems and their clinical applications with emphasis on the current challenges and future direction.
Prof. Zacharias Suntres
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