Fluorescent Probes as a Tool in Diagnostic and Drug Delivery

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 November 2024 | Viewed by 599

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a Special Issue of Pharmaceutics titled “Fluorescent Probes as a Tool in Diagnostics and Drug Delivery”. This Special Issue aims to explore the innovative applications of fluorescent probes in the fields of diagnostics and drug delivery, highlighting recent advancements and emerging technologies as well as their impact on biomedical research and clinical practice.

Fluorescent probes have become indispensable tools in modern diagnostics, offering high sensitivity and specificity for detecting and visualizing biological molecules and processes. Their application in imaging techniques, biosensing, and molecular tracking has revolutionized our ability to diagnose diseases at early stages and understand complex biological systems.

Meanwhile, fluorescent probes enable real-time monitoring of drug distribution, release, and targeting within the body. They facilitate the development of novel delivery systems that can improve therapeutic efficacy and minimize side effects by ensuring precise delivery to target sites. The integration of theranostic probes, which combine diagnostic and therapeutic functions, represents a significant leap towards personalized medicine.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles, reviews, and short communications that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • The design and synthesis of novel fluorescent probes for diagnostics and drug delivery;
  • Applications of fluorescent probes in imaging and biosensing;
  • The development of theranostic probes and their clinical implications;
  • Innovations in nanoparticle-based fluorescent probes;
  • Mechanistic studies of drug delivery using fluorescent probes;
  • Case studies demonstrating clinical applications and outcomes.

This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive platform for sharing groundbreaking research and fostering collaboration among scientists in the fields of fluorescent probes, diagnostics, and drug delivery. We eagerly anticipate your valuable contributions that will advance knowledge and innovation in this exciting interdisciplinary area.

Dr. Leo Zhang
Dr. Yuen Yee Cheng
Dr. Peng Zheng
Guest Editors

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  • fluorescent probes
  • diagnostics
  • drug delivery
  • imaging techniques
  • biosensing

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