Special Issue "Nanoemulsions 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: closed (10 July 2022) | Viewed by 552

Special Issue Editor

ChemBioPharm, INSERM U1212, CNRS UMR 5320, Université de Bordeaux, 33076 Bordeaux, France
Interests: nanoemulsions; multiple nanoemulsions; parenteral nutrition; drug oral delivery; cytotoxic drugs; neurodegenerative diseases; imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue intended to present recent developments in nanoemulsion formulations and technologies for drug delivery. Nanoemulsions are soft tunable and versatile nanosystems presenting numerous possibilities for drug encapsulation and targeting. Among innovative lipidic nanosystems, nanoemulsions provide advantageous properties for drug delivery, including the possible use of FDA-approved excipients, the high encapsulation capacity for both hydrophobic drugs and for hydrophilic drugs in multiple nanoemulsions. For the encapsulated drug, the nanoemulsion systems improve bioavailability and stability thanks to the resistance they provide against hydrolysis and oxidation after administration. Due to the soft material and the nanometric scale of the droplets, nanoemulsions may be administered through a very broad variety of general administration routes, including oral, parenteral, nasal, and transdermal; they can also be delivered locally (e.g., ophthalmic, dermal, pulmonary), which greatly broadens their potential therapeutic applications. These applications include vaccination, cancer therapy, neurodegenerative diseases, and therapeutic oxygen delivery. However, as metastable systems, research on improving their stability in formulations (e.g., phase gelification or rigidified droplet interfaces) and on engineering methods (i.e., improving high- or low-energy emulsification processes) is essential for their development in therapeutics. This Special Issue aims to highlight the recent progress in nanoemulsions-based therapy, helping to take it from the bench to the bedside.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Sylvie Crauste-Manciet
Guest Editor

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  • nanoemulsions
  • multiple nanoemulsions
  • self-emulsification
  • drug carrier
  • drug targeting
  • nanocapsule
  • nanoemulgel
  • nanobubble
  • nanomedicine
  • therapeutics
  • pharmaceutics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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