Special Issue "Biomedical Applications of Nano-Base Composites"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Anton Valeri Liopo
Guest Editor
Texas A&M Health Science Center - Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University;
Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston TX, USA.
Interests: Nanobiotechnology, Nanotoxicology, Nanomedicine, Nanoparticles functionalization for Nanotheranostics
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Dr. Paul J. Derry
Guest Editor
Institute Bioscience and Technology, Texas A&M University
Interests: Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, Brain Injury, oxidative stress, catalytic nanoparticles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is dedicated to the biomedical applications of cellular redox modulating nanocomposites (NCs). NCs are a diverse group of materials with many different syntheses and may potentially have biomedical applications. The composition of the NC in part dictates its function. For instance, some nanocomposites carry magnetic nanoparticles suitable for magnetic resonance imaging, some are micellar or polymeric particles that carry drugs, while others are redox active metal oxide or graphene-containing antioxidants: The potential range of applications is nearly endless. NCs are extensible by their nature, and functionalities can be added to enhance cellular uptake, target intracellular compartments, deliver drugs or nucleic acid sequences, or themselves act as a bioactive agent, among many other potential functions. The many design strategies are testaments to the enormous synthetic space these materials are part of.

In this Special Issue, we will compile the recent advancements in the multidisciplinary field of functional nanocomposites with potential therapeutic applications. We will pay special attention to materials that alter cellular metabolism, act as antioxidants, initiate free radicals, or function as sensitizers such as radiation for other therapies.

Our Special Issue invites full-size articles, short communications, case reports, and reviews. Submission deadline is October 30, 2020

Dr. Anton Valeri Liopo
Dr. Paul J. Derry
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • manufacturing
  • functionalized and characterization nano-based composites
  • cell compartment targeting
  • theranostics
  • radiosensitization
  • redox and nanotherapeutic

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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