Bioresponsive Microneedle Patch for 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: 20 December 2024 | Viewed by 120

Special Issue Editor

1. Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, Robert W. Franz Cancer Center, Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR 97213, USA
2. Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Interests: drug delivery; bioresponsive materials; cancer immunotherapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioresponsive microneedle patches represent an innovative approach that integrates the precision of microneedle technology with the responsive manner regarding biological conditions, offering a promising avenue for controlled and personalized medicines. With the painless microscopic needles penetrating the outer layer of the skin, these patches can effectively administer drugs at targeted sites, triggered by biomarkers such as pH, enzyme, and reactive oxygen species. This capability holds tremendous potential in treating various medical conditions, including chronic diseases, infections, cancers, and hormone regulations. The controlled release mechanism and the ability to tailor drug delivery to individual patients make this bioresponsive microneedle patch a cutting-edge solution, offering enhanced efficacy, reduced side effects, and improved patient compliance in the realm of pharmaceutical interventions.

The Special Issue’s goal is to capture the current progress in the field of bioresponsive microneedles that can be applied to different diseases with precisely controlled drug release and promising therapeutic outcomes.  

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, transdermal drug delivery of small molecules, antibodies, hormones, or growth factors using bioresponsive microneedles for treating different diseases.

We look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Dr. Di Wen
Guest Editor

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  • microneedle
  • transdermal drug delivery
  • precise drug release
  • bioresponsive material
  • cancer immunotherapy

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