Special Issue "Advances in Antimicrobial Nanoparticles"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: nanotechnology; bio-robotics; 3D printing; bio-mimetics; drug delivery; environmental health
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According to World Health Organization, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which is the ability of a microorganism (bacteria, viruses, parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (antibiotic, antiviral and antimalarial) from working against it, is becoming an increasingly serious threat to global public health. Standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and may spread to others. Nanoparticles (NPs) are increasingly used to target microorganisms as an alternative to the development of new antibiotics. Nanotechnology, due to the small size of the particles and their interaction with microorganisms, can be advantageous in treating bacterial infections such as skin, upper and lower respiratory, ear, eye, and other infections in various parts and organs of the human body. NPs can be used either in solution, lyophilized, coated or incorporated into drug delivery devices to treat infection diseases, generate microbial diagnostics and antimicrobial vaccines. Sources of NPs include polymers, natural compounds, metals, organic, inorganic, composites and others. Synergistic effects of nanotechnology with antibiotics, natural extracts and photo-radiation; the mechanism of action against microbes are also important parameters for fighting AMR.
Dr. Ioannis L. Liakos
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- Drug delivery
- Medical devices