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Special Issue "Nanotechnology Applications in the Pharmaceutical Field: Lipid-Based Nanoparticles"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2019).
Department of Drug Sciences, University of Catania, V.le A. Doria 6, Catania, I-95125, Italy
Interests: lipid nanoparticles; nanocarriers; topical drug delivery; brain drug delivery; percutaneous absorption; prodrugs; cosmetics
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The recent involvement of nanotechnology in the pharmaceutical field has led to the development of several nanocarriers as drug delivery systems. The great number of advantages of lipid-based nanoparticles has prompted researchers to investigate the feasibility of using these nanocarriers to solve drug bioavailability and targeting issues.
This special issue aims to cover a wide range of aspects related to the potential use of lipid-based nanoparticles for various therapeutic purposes and different administration routes.
Authors are invited to contribute original research articles and comprehensive review articles focused on the most recent advances in the design, characterization and pharmaceutical applications of lipid-based nanocarriers and the relevant future perspectives in their potential clinical use.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to lipid –based nanoparticles brain delivery, topical (dermal and ocular) delivery, transdermal delivery, parenteral administration, oral administration, in vitro and in vivo evaluation methods, design and characterization.
Prof. Lucia Montenegro
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