Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Controlled Delivery of Bioactive Agents"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2021.
Interests: hydrogels; IPN; chitosan; Antioxidant Activity; gallic acid
We like to prepare special edition entitled as Nanomaterials for controlled delivery of bioactive agents which may encompass a variety of technology for the nanostructure materials related to drug delivery.
Stimulus-responsive polymeric materials and on-demand control are different in the point of stopping release, and mostly advantage and disadvantage are related to specific clinical application which require also challenging administration device like implantation or wearing. In case of nanoparticle as drug transport vehicles, targeting molecule is supposed to be conjugated to nanoparticle where drug is conjugated via a environmental-sensitive degradation of linking molecule or just bioactive agent directly bound to nanoparticle even under conjugated status.
New nanostructured materials based on distinctive property of material may be designed to facilitate control of drug delivery to the target site in either using target molecule or without it. All these novel nanomaterials for drug delivery will be welcomed in this edition.
In addition, non-invasive technique to identify drug delivery to the target site is very important clinically. This point should be discussed in parallel with the nature of bioactive agent and delivery method.
Prof. Jong-Ki Kim
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- drug delivery
- on-demand control
- stimulus responsive
- controlled drug release