Mesoporous Materials as Efficient Platforms for the Delivery of Bioactive Agents
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2. Academy of Romanian Scientists, 54 Splaiul Independenței St., Bucharest, Romania
Interests: bio(nano)materials; synthesis methods; materials processing and design; advanced coatings; tissue engineering; drug delivery; characterization methods
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Interests: nanomaterials and nanotechnologies; inorganic chemistry; drug delivery system; materials
Porous materials can be efficient carriers for a wide range of bioactive agents, especially used in medical applications because of the tunability of the size, surface, and morphology, and thus, can assure a proper delivery profile tuned according to the needs of the patients. Thus, the current Special Issue will be focused on the design and preparation of different mesoporous materials with predefined pore characteristics and specific surface. Pre- and post-synthesis surface functionalisation will be considered in order to determine a specific hydrophilic:hydrophobic ratio as well as to assure a proper interaction with the bioactive agents which are loaded and further controlled delivered. These systems will be used in the treatment of cancer, infections, osteoporosis, etc., as major concerns of our century, but also in a hot topic related to the microbiota associated diseases, it being well known that dysbiosis can lead to severe imbalances and even severe diseases of different natures: cardiovascular, immunity, cancers, obesity, etc. Within this Special Issue, we are looking for short communications, original papers, and review papers dealing with mesoporous materials as platforms in drug delivery for the treatment of different diseases, including those related to dysbiosis.
The main potential subtopics include, but are not limited to:
- Design and production of mesoporous materials;
- Design and production of drug delivery systems based on mesoporous materials;
- Surface chemistry and surface modification;
- Use of mesoporous materials in dysbiosis and related diseases;
- Drug-delivery systems based on natural and synthetic bioactive agents;
- Characterization tools of surfaces and release behaviour.
Prof. Dr. Anton Ficai
Prof. Dr. Denisa Ficai
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