Special Issue "Hybrid Multifunctional Drug Delivery Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: enabling formulations; nanoparticles; microencapsulation technologies; nanomedicine, additive manufacturing; oral drug delivery; particle engineering; lipid-based formulations
Interests: nanomedicine; drug delivery; biomaterials engineering; bioimaging probes; biomedical nanotechnology; pharmaceutical technology
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Remarkable developments have been made in the field of particulate-based drug delivery systems to overcome hurdles associated with conventional drug formulations for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The vast array of today’s nano- and microparticle platforms include polymeric nanoparticles, lipid carrier systems (i.e., liposomes, solid lipid nanoparticles, and nanostructured lipid carriers) as well as different types of inorganic particles (i.e., quantum dots, mesoporous materials, and metal oxides). Hybrid drug carriers combine structural components from two or more (typically organic and inorganic) materials and are the next frontier in the development of novel, multifunctional drug delivery systems, as they benefit from the synergistic properties of the individual components. Typical examples include functionalization of inorganic particles with organic constructs combining structural robustness with functional responsiveness. This course of action is usually taken in order to enhance drug encapsulation efficiency and to control drug release, or for the design of theranostic nanomaterials for simultaneous imaging and therapy.
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight recent advances in all aspects relevant to hybrid multifunctional drug delivery systems, with a focus on particle-based systems, ranging from synthesis methods and process understanding, their detailed physicochemical characterization and performance in vitro and in vivo, especially for controlled and/or targeted drug delivery applications.
Assist. Prof. Alexandra Teleki
Prof. Jessica Rosenholm
Assoc. Prof. Line Hagner Nielsen
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- drug delivery
- hybrid materials
- targeted delivery