Special Issue "Functional Polymeric Nanoparticles"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2020.
Interests: Nanomaterials, nanomedicine, polymeric nanoparticles, nanocapsules, drug delivery, targeted therapy, passive, active and physical targeting, theranostics, imaging, metallic nanoparticles, layer by layer, anticancer therapy, neurodegenerative disorders, physical chemistry, surface modification
Continued advancements in nanotechnology are expanding the boundaries of medical research, most notably as a drug delivery system for anticancer treatment. Application of nanotechnology in the delivery of therapeutic as well as imaging agents can offer greater control over their biodistribution, usually toxic compounds, to improve the therapeutic index. Controlling materials at the nanoscale offers the opportunity to develop medicines with precisely engineered functions in the body. The design of the majority of therapeutic and imaging agents delivery system hugely relies on nanoparticles. Because nanoparticles can exhibit high surface to volume ratios, unique optical properties, tunable shapes, and/or modifiable surfaces, they provide a mechanism for controlling the transport of various therapeutic cargo, within the body, both temporally and spatially.
The application of nanoscale materials in medicine, generally termed nanomedicine, has become mainstream. Nanomedicine is a field of research with huge expectations for the development of personalized medicine based on new nanoparticles. The use of nanoparticles in targeted drug delivery may overcome many intractable health challenges.
We invite researchers to contribute original and review articles regarding the functional polymeric nanoparticles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: synthesis, modification, and functionalization of nanoparticles, encapsulation of actives, nanoparticles’ characterization and characterization methods, application of nanoparticles as drug carriers, targeted drug delivery systems, passive, active and physical targeting theranostics, formulating new nanomaterials, in vitro and in vivo studies on nanoparticulate systems.
Dr. Krzysztof Szczepanowicz
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- polymeric nanoparticles
- drug delivery
- targeted therapy
- active and physical targeting