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Special Issue "Non-Ionic Surfactant Vesicles for Drug Delivery"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2018).
Interests: colloidal systems; niosomes; hydrogels; drug targeting; dermal delivery; lyotropic liquid crystal
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Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery Systems
The self-assembly of non-ionic surfactants in vesicular structures is an object of research in pharmaceutical technology. In particular, these formulations have been developed for the many advantages offered by these systems, for example, the ability to increase the capacity of delivery vehicles as drug release control, to reduce drug side effects, to increase drug solubilization, to reduce drug degradation, and also to control drug uptake and biological response.
An efficient therapeutic strategy involves choices about, not only of the drug, but also of the drug delivery system and the administration route. Furthermore, the development of target vesicular structures based on non-ionic surfactants seems to be an interesting way to improve the bioavailability of biologically-active substances.
This Special Issue aims to provide a collection of innovative approaches in drug delivery developed in the last decade and we see in vesicles non-ionic surfactants the main protagonists.
We invite you to contribute to this Special Issue with your research to highlight the potential of such systems for the development of nanomedicines.
Prof. Rita Muzzalupo
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- non-ionic surfactant
- drug delivery
- target release
- stimuli response vesicles