Special Issue "Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery Systems"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Rita Muzzalupo
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Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: colloidal systems; niosomes; hydrogels; drug targeting; dermal delivery; lyotropic liquid crystal
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Drug delivery carriers have been successfully used in the previous years for the controlled release of therapeutic compounds for the treatment and cure as well as the diagnosis of many diseases. Drug carrier formulations are designed to connect a number of different possible actions depending on the needs of the future purposes for which they are processed. The use of nanomaterials has a lot of preferences and is becoming more pronounced in recent years. In fact, in recent years, nanotechnology, based on the manipulation of the matter in the nanoscale range, has produced a scientific revolution in different fields of application. Specially, this emerging technology is gaining prominence in the design of target drug delivery platforms. Research in this field has been focused on the use of nanostructures as drug carriers with unique size-dependent properties of biological and biomedical relevance that are able to improve the therapeutic efficacy of common drugs already used in clinical practice. The advantages of using nanostructures include increased drug bioavailability and stability, controlled release, and targeted delivery overcoming the main drawbacks of classical drug administration. The most prominent nano-devices that have been developed are liposomes, niosomes, solid lipid nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, and inorganic nanoparticles.

Authors are invited to submit original and review articles describing basic science, preclinical, and clinical findings, that contribute to our understanding of the current and future potential applications of different nanocarriers, to be published in this Special Issue of Pharmaceutics.

Prof. Dr. Rita Muzzalupo
Guest Editor

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  • nano-sized systems
  • polymeric micelles
  • vescicular systems
  • polymeric nanocarriers
  • drug targeting
  • controlled release
  • stimuli-responsive nanocarriers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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