Special Issue "Drug Delivery of Natural Active Principles: Focus on Topical and Oral Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 4296
Interests: drug delivery; biomaterials; mesoporous silica; synthesis and characterization of biomaterials; drug adsorption; natural active principles; topical delivery
Interests: bioactive glasses/glass-ceramics; antibacterial materials; composites; magnetic materials; inorganic nanoparticles; natural active principles; materials functionalization
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Natural active principles still attract interest regarding their therapeutic purposes thanks to the lack of side effects, which makes them particularly appealing for the treatment of chronic diseases (e.g., hypertension and atherosclerosis).
However, strategies for optimising the delivery of natural compounds and enhancing their efficacy are still needed. Natural compounds, in fact, are often affected by low bioavailability, low stability or fast degradation.
Different strategies can be proposed, encompassing, for example, nano- or micro-carriers, polymer-based, lipid-based or oxide-based particles or hybrid systems, and specific formulations.
The present Special Issue aims to collect original research articles, review papers, or reviews regarding systems and approaches to delivering natural compounds, protecting them or enhancing their properties, with particular attention to oral and topical delivery.
Authors are encouraged to share their research on both the synthesis of new systems and their characterization. Works including in vitro and in vivo tests are welcome.
Potential topics concern, but are not limited to:
- Role of organic/inorganic carrier in the natural active principle delivery;
- Natural active principles to treat skin diseases (e.g., infection, cancer and psoriasis);
- Delivery systems to improve natural active principles’ bioavailability and pharmacokinetics.
Dr. Marta Gallo
Prof. Dr. Marta Miola
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- natural compounds
- topical drug delivery
- oral drug delivery
- micro- and nano-particles
- polymer-, lipid-, oxide-based and hybrid systems
- synthesis and characterization
- in vitro, in vivo tests