Special Issue "Nano- and Micro-Technologies for the Treatment of Type-1 Diabetes"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2023 | Viewed by 1525

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Rosita Primavera
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Guest Editor
Interventional Regenerative Medicine and Imaging Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
Interests: cellular and molecular biotechnologies; nano- and micro-drug delivery systems (DDS); diabetes; control released of insulin
Prof. Dr. Longhai Wang
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Guest Editor
CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Interests: biomedical polymers and biomaterials; biomedical engineering and biological modelling; cell delivery and cell therapy; gene delivery and gene therapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by elevated blood glucose levels (BGLs) and the inability to maintain BGL homeostasis. Specifically, type 1 diabetic patients cannot produce insulin as a result of autoimmune destruction of beta cells within the pancreas. Current treatment strategies consist of multiple, daily injections of insulin or transplantation of either the whole pancreas or isolated pancreatic islets. While there are different forms of insulin with tunable pharmacokinetics (fast, intermediate, and long acting), improper dosing continues to be a major limitation often leading to complications resulting from either hyper- or hypoglycemia. On the other hand, islet transplantation is a promising strategy but requires multiple donors per patient. and post-transplantation islet survival is impaired by inflammation and suboptimal revascularization. Nano- and micro-technologies in diabetes research have facilitated the development of novel glucose measurement and insulin delivery modalities which can dramatically improve the quality of life for diabetics and contribute to realize an artificial pancreas-like system. The scope of this Special Issue is to gather recent progress in the field of diabetes research at its interface with nano- and micro-technologies.

Dr. Rosita Primavera
Prof. Dr. Longhai Wang
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • diabetes
  • glucose sensor
  • nanotechnology
  • microparticles
  • insulin

Published Papers

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