Special Issue "Innovative Drug Delivery Platforms: From Natural to Engineered Materials"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
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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The innovations in Drug Delivery Systems are strongly associated with the development of new support materials as well as their functionalization in order to assure targeting, internalization, tuned delivery rate and profile, etc. This Special Issue focuses on multifunctional, smart drug delivery systems for diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diabetes, but any other topics are welcome. Regarding desired support materials, we are especially looking for natural and synthetic polymers, carbonaceous materials (single and multiwalled carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphene and graphene oxide, etc.), oxides (including micro and mesoporous materials), metal nanoparticles (silver, gold, etc.), and composite materials. The mechanism of delivery can be mainly based on diffusion, swelling, or chemical reaction; can be triggered by any factors such as temperature, pH, enzymes, or different external factors such as light, alternating electromagnetic fields, etc.; and can be resorbable or non-resorbable supports, etc. Additionally, manuscripts devoted to the study of the potential, short, mid-, and long-term efficiency and toxicity related to the use of drug delivery systems are welcome.
Prof. Anton Ficai
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- Drug-delivery platforms
- Mechanisms of delivery
- Natural and synthetic materials in drug delivery
- Treatment of cancer, infections, diabetes, etc.
- Surface functionalization
- Natural and synthetic biological active agents