Special Issue "Nano-Micro Encapsulation of Drugs"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: nanoencapsulation; drug carrier; drug delivery
Interests: drug delivery; trasdermal route; pharmokinetics; biopharmaceutics
The encapsulation of drugs in nano/micro vehicles is a tremendously challenging task that is in continuously evolving. This process provides a number of possibilities to facilitate drug protection and delivery at specific biological sites, among many other benefits. These two techniques—nano and microencapsulation—cover an enormous range of drug carriers from nanoparticles, nanospheres, nanocapsules, etc., to their microsized counterparts, as well as other colloidal drug delivery systems such as liposomes, micelles, nanoemulsions, and microemulsion, among others. Thus, different materials, methods of production, possibilities of surface modification, and targetability options need to be considered.
This Special Issue aims to cover different aspects of the nanoencapsulation and microencapsulation of drugs and will include papers describing the design, preparation, and characterization of nano and micro carrier-based drug delivery systems and their latest developments in this field.
Authors are invited to submit original and review articles covering all the aspects of nano and micro carriers or other combined systems developed to provide effective delivery, targeting, and protection of a particular drug.
Dr. Beatriz Clares
Prof. Dr. Ana C. Calpena
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pharmaceutics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- drug carrier
- drug delivery
- drug targeting