Special Issue "Application of Novel Polymeric Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019
Prof. Rosaria Rinaldi
Department of Mathematics and Physics “E. De Giorgi” and Scuola Superiore ISUFI, University of Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Interests: (i) anolithographies, soft lithographies, and surface functionalization; (ii) new prototypes of molecular and biomolecular electronic devices, nanobiosensors, lab-on-chip for analysis and diagnostics at the point of care; (iii) scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy of single molecules, cells, and molecular layers and crystals, under different environments and at low temperatures; (iv) intelligent drug delivery and targeted therapy; (v) design and bioengineering of polymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; (vi) fluorescence, phosphorescence, Raman and micro-nano-fluorescence studies of biological species; (vii) prototype hybrid device technology, Molecular Quantum Cellular Automata; (viii) investigation of the linear and non-linear optical properties of fluorescent molecules, polymers, and nanocrystals
Micro/nanosized colloidal and polymeric particles have attracted interest due to their fascinating properties and large array of applications. The synthesis of these nano- and micro-particles has led to the development of new functional materials and drug carriers as well as various applications in coating, paint production, building industries, and microelectronics.
In recent times, colloidal nanoparticles are extensively employed as biomaterials because of their unique characteristics in terms of simple elaboration and design, easy tailoring of their morpho-mechanical and chemo-physical properties, good biocompatibility, broad structural variety, and noticeable biomimetic characteristics. The development of smart engineered organic nano-carriers has the double advantage of hosting biomolecules in the inner core and facilitating their adsorption on the surface through electrostatic or chemical interactions.
Nano-theranostics represents the next generation of medicine, fusing nanotechnology, therapeutics, and diagnostics. By integrating therapeutic and imaging agents into one nanoparticle, this new treatment strategy has the potential not only to detect and diagnose disease but also to treat and monitor the therapeutic response. This capability could have a profound impact in both the research and clinical settings.
This Special Issue on “Application of Novel Polymeric Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine” welcomes original research and reviews on this topic, ranging from novel synthetic routes to smart application in cancer theranostics and tissue engineering, as well as novel drug formulation for targeted drug delivery applications.
Prof. Rosaria Rinaldi
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- colloidal particles
- micro- and nanoparticles
- functional drug delivery systems
- stimuli-responsive polymeric aggregates
- tissue engineering
- novel composite materials
- lock-and-key assemblies