Advances in Drug Delivery in Dermatology

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2024 | Viewed by 163

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Dermatology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg, 2400 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: laser-assisted drug delivery; laser-induced immunoactivation; translational research in dermatology

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Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev and Gentofte, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
Interests: device-assisted drug delivery; non-invasive imaging modalities; clinical trials in dermatology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the dynamic landscape of dermatological therapeutics, the field of drug delivery plays a pivotal role in the design of new treatment approaches and improving patient outcomes. The myriad of different dermatological conditions and the complex physiology of skin and its appendages present unique challenges and opportunities for drug delivery systems. Recent advances in nanotechnology, formulation science, and device-assisted delivery have propelled the development of targeted and safe treatment options for various inflammatory, oncological, and infectious conditions in dermatology. Understanding the complex interplay of cutaneous physiology and therapeutic agents is essential for optimizing treatment efficacy while minimizing side effects to ensure compliance and satisfactory outcomes.

This Special Issue seeks to explore recent advancements in cutaneous, follicular, and ungual drug delivery for dermatological applications and provide a platform for scientists, clinicians, and industry experts to share insights and achievements in the field that enhance drug permeation, prolong drug release, and improve patient safety and compliance in dermatological treatments.

Contributions are invited across a spectrum of themes, including, but not limited to, novel formulations, permeation enhancement strategies, and targeted delivery for various dermatological conditions. Special consideration will be given to original research, including clinical trials of all phases as well as preclinical and translational studies. Reviews and meta-analyses exploring the efficacy and safety of drug delivery systems are also encouraged.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Uffe Høgh Olesen
Dr. Vinzent Kevin Ortner
Guest Editors

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  • topical drug delivery
  • ungual drug delivery
  • laser-assisted drug delivery
  • ultrasound-assisted drug delivery
  • needle injection
  • needle-free injection
  • drug delivery enhancers
  • transdermal delivery
  • nanocarriers
  • topical formulations
  • microneedle technology
  • controlled release
  • biomaterials
  • targeted delivery
  • dermatology therapeutics
  • formulation science
  • skin physiology
  • drug release kinetics
  • encapsulation
  • dermatological conditions
  • therapeutic efficacy
  • innovative drug delivery systems
  • pre-clinical models
  • animal models
  • randomized controlled trials
  • case-control studies
  • systematic reviews
  • narrative reviews
  • meta-analyses

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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