Special Issue "Functional Nanoparticles for Experimental Therapy and Clinical Trial"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2019).
Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston TX, USA.
Interests: Nanobiotechnology, Nanotoxicology, Nanomedicine, Nanoparticles functionalization for Nanotheranostics
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Nanoparticles provide significant advantages over conventional agents: Extension of circulation half-life, accumulation at regions of interest, such as tumor, due to the enhanced permeability, and the retention effect. Nanoparticles (NP) unique properties for biomedical applications and can be enhanced via functionalization. Different types of nanomaterials have been developed to provide contrast in medical imaging, thermal therapy, drug delivery, and theranostics. Surface modification of NPs is the approach of using the benefits of nanotechnology for personalized medicine. Functional nanomaterials on the nanoscale provide many unique properties, such as enhanced permeability, controlled interlization into cells and nuclei, and reducing toxicity for healthy tissues. The current Special Issue is a compilation of advancements in the area of functional nanoparticles, the results of multidisciplinary research, including nanocomposites as radiosensitizers, contrast agents for X-ray imaging and drug delivery, novel chemical constructions for targeted chemotherapy, and preclinical and clinical trials. This field arose from innovations in the chemistry of nanomaterials, physics, and bioengineering.
Our Special Issue invites full size articles, short communications, case reports, and reviews.
Dr. Anton Valeri Liopo
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- Functionalization and Characterization Functionalized NP
- Photo and radiosensitization
- Image-guided radiotherapy
- Nanocarriers of Functionalized NP