Special Issue "Design of Novel Polymeric Systems for Controlled Drug Delivery Volume II"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Drug Delivery and Controlled Release".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 127

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Janusz Kasperczyk
Guest Editor
1. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
2. Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland
Interests: polymeric drug delivery systems; influence of polymer chain structure for drug release; NMR spectroscopy for medical applications; polymer medical devices; resorbable implants containing drugs
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Dr. Katarzyna Jelonek
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Guest Editor
Center of Polymer and Carbon Materials of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland
Interests: drug delivery; polymeric micelles; paclitaxel; filomicelles; PLA/PEG

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past decades, controlled drug delivery systems have become one of the most progressive scientific fields. The ability to control the structure of polymer chains in the process of polymer synthesis allows for the obtaining of polymeric drug carriers with strictly programmed physical and mechanical properties. The appropriate selection of such materials makes it possible to control the kinetics of drug release.

This Special Issue is dedicated to recent advances in the design and construction of DDS for the controlled release of pharmaceutically active substances using both biodegradable and stable polymer materials. It is dedicated to all types of drug forms for the construction of which polymers were used: micro and nanospheres, polymer micelles, targeted therapy systems, resorbable implants containing pharmaceutically active substances, coatings for stable implants releasing drugs including stents, implants in the form of microfibers or nano-nonwovens obtained by electrospinning including multidrug therapy, conjugates, nanotubes, polymerosomes, nanoparticles, etc. The discussion of the manufacturing of advanced novel polymeric systems and their application in the pharmaceutical field are also welcome.

It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute a manuscript to this Special Issue. Full research papers, short communications, and reviews are all welcome.

The list of keywords below is not exhaustive, but it may help in preparing your submission. Please do not hesitate to go beyond it or to submit a paper whose topic is not explicitly mentioned in this list.

Prof. Dr. Janusz Kasperczyk
Dr. Katarzyna Jelonek
Guest Editors

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  • drug delivery
  • degradable polymers
  • smart polymers
  • controlled release
  • pharmacokinetics
  • structure–property relationship
  • NMR
  • chain microstructure
  • nonwovens
  • self-assembly
  • shape memory polymers
  • electrospinning
  • nanotubes
  • conjugates
  • polymerosomes
  • microspheres
  • micelles
  • polymer nanoparticles
  • thermoresponsive nanogels
  • microcarrier
  • drug delivery
  • sensors
  • stimuli responding hydrogels
  • targeted therapy
  • coatings
  • DDS

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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