Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy "

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Fiore P. Nicoletta
Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, Rende (Cosenza), Italy
Interests: soft matter; liquid crystals; membrane composites; responsive hydrogels; electro-optical properties of nanomaterials; smart polymers
Prof. Dr. Francesca Iemma
Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, Rende (Cosenza), Italy
Interests: drug delivery systems; stimuli responsive polymers; functional polymers; carbon nanocomposites; polymer therapeutics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last decades, interest in nanomaterials as a way to fight cancer has grown rapidly. Nanoformulations are able to overcome the drawbacks related to conventional drugs, improving their pharmacokinetic profiles and treatment efficiency, and allowing multi-drug resistance reversal. Different kinds of nanomaterials are currently available, including polymer, metal, silica, carbon and hybrid nanoparticles, which are often functionalized to improve their performance in tailored applications. The multi-disciplinary topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the development of tailored functionalization routes, the development of instrumental and functional characterization techniques, and the translational applications of nanomaterials to pre-clinical and clinical trials.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the recent advances in the use of nanoparticle systems for cancer therapy. We welcome both research and review articles.

Prof. Dr. Fiore P. Nicoletta
Prof. Dr. Francesca Iemma
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • drug delivery
  • nanocomposites
  • nanoparticles
  • cancer therapy
  • functional nanoparticles
  • theranostics
  • smart materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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