Special Issue "Nanoencapsulation Strategies for Active Compounds Delivery"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: drug delivery systems for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and agro-food applications: design, optimization, preparation and characterization; drug delivery to the brain; ophthalmic drug delivery; dermal/transdermal drug delivery; natural compound delivery; essential oil delivery
Interests: drug delivery systems for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and agro-food applications: design, optimization, preparation and characterization; dermal/transdermal drug delivery; intestinal drug delivery; oral drug delivery; bioactive natural compound delivery
Interests: drug delivery systems for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and agro-food applications: design, optimization, preparation and characterization; nose to brain delivery; ophthalmic drug delivery; new biodegradable polymers for drug delivery systems; nanomedicine for cancer diagnosis and therapy
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Nanoencapsulation strategies represent a hot topic of great interest, since they provide increasing drug therapeutic effectiveness (overcoming solubility, stability and bioavailability problems) of low soluble drugs (BCS class II and IV) and non-Lipinski compounds. Nanoencapsulation promotes drug repurposing (a cost-effective and timesaving identification of novel pharmacological effects of conventional drugs) and the use of natural compounds, a promising reservoir for human health.
The interest in the nanoencapsulation of active molecules also continues due to the need to account for several drawbacks, in particular those related to customization, patient compliance, impact on human health and environment, fields of application (pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agro-food).
This Special Issue invites manuscripts concerning the nanoencapsulation of synthetic drugs, peptides, proteins and natural compounds, with a particular emphasis on their applications in targeted and controlled delivery. Original articles on nanoencapsulation strategies will be considered, including the use of different structures (nanoparticles, vesicles, supramolecular drug delivery systems), materials (lipids, polymers, hybrid nanoparticles, etc), combining drugs encapsulation strategies (dual delivery) and the use of different coating materials. In vitro and in vivo studies are recommended.
Dr. Claudia Carbone
Dr. Carla Caddeo
Dr. Teresa Musumeci
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- drug delivery systems
- hybrid nanoparticles
- coating strategies
- dual delivery
- synthetic drugs
- natural compounds