Special Issue "Nanoarchitectonics: A Novel Approach for Drug Delivery and Targeting"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016)
Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Department of Science and Engineereing of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, RO-011061, Bucharest, Romania
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Interests: synthesis and characterization of nanobiomaterials; pharmaceutical nanotechnology; drug targeting; drug delivery; anti-biofilm surfaces; nanomodified surfaces; thin films; natural products
The science of nanometer size materials, nanotechnology, is currently considered a key aspect in the progress of innovative and personalized therapies. Although impressive progress has been made in numerous fields, such as engineering, biotechnology, food industry, ecology and materials science, the most sound and investigated approaches are related to the bio-medical applications of nanomaterials. Abundant studies have been published in the last few years, describing different types of nanosized systems able to be efficiently utilized in diagnosis, prophylaxis, and therapy. Physico-chemical aspects, such as size, shape, and arrangement of nanometer-sized subunits were found to impact significantly on the properties of the nanosystem and control required biological effects. In this context, a new research field, nanoarchitectonics, emerged to investigate the impact of nano-subunits organization and architecture of the entire assemble on the final properties of the nanosystem. These findings are of a particular relevance for bio-medical applications, especially for drug delivery and targeting.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to reveal and discuss the most recent technical and applicative findings in this recently developed field, nanoarchitectonics, and to highlight its impact in drug delivery, targeting and the versatility of nanobiosystems currently investigated for therapeutical approaches.
Dr. Alina Maria Holban
Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
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- personalized therapy
- nanoarchitectured drugs
- anti-cancer approaches
- nanobiosystems in therapy
- drug delivery systems
- architecture of medical nanosized materials
- nanoarchitectuded systems in infection control
- functionalized nanoparticles