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Special Issue "Nanocarriers and Targeted Drug Delivery"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2020.
Interests: nanocarriers as delivery systems for natural and synthetic active ingredients; topical delivery; wound healing; nasal delivery; oral delivery; pulmonary delivery; antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial activities; conventional liposomes and liposome-like systems for drug delivery
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Interests: formulation of innovative phospholipid vesicles; delivery of drugs, natural molecules, or extracts; topical, oral, and pulmonary delivery; wound healing; antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activities
Interests: micro and nanoparticles as drug delivery systems, polymer films and hydrogels, polysaccharides
Nanocarriers have shown great potential as delivery systems of drugs and natural bioactive molecules and play a promising role in the field of nanomedicine. They have been studied for a wide range of applications and are able to improve the sensitivity, efficacy, and safety of traditional or alternative drugs acting at systemic, organ, tissue, cell, and pathophysiological environment levels in multiple disease conditions. They represent a suitable solution to efficiently treat human pathologies via the smart formulation of synthetic or natural active molecules. The development of tailored nanocarriers with selected materials, special surface-modifying agents, and stabilizers may ensure the achievement of a specific site or specific tissues, reducing the administered dose and especially the side effects, whatever the chosen route of administration.
This Special Issue aims to collect original articles (full papers, communications, and reviews), from a broad community of scientists working on diverse applications of nanotechnology, and interdisciplinary teams focusing on recent advances in the formulation of nanocarriers, including but not limited to polymer nanoparticles, phospholipid vesicles, multifunctional nanocarriers, and surface-modified or stimuli-responsive nanoparticles or micelles. These have been designed as delivery systems for synthetic drugs, natural bioactive molecules, or plant extracts, and are able to reach the desired target site owing to their composition.
Dr. Maria Letizia Manca
Prof. Dr. Maria Manconi
Dr. Catalina Anisoara Peptu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Natural molecules
- Plant extracts
- Targeted delivery systems
- Oral delivery
- Pulmonary delivery
- Topical delivery
- Parenteral administration.