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Special Issue "Pharmaceutical Particulates and Membranes for Delivery of Drugs and Bioactive Molecules"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK
Fax: 0044 1509 223923
Interests: membrane fabrication; particulate drug delivery; microneedle drug delivery; biomolecular separation
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Dr. Mostafa Mabrouk
Refractories, Ceramics and Building materials Department, (Biomaterials group),, National Research Centre, 33El Bohouth St. (former EL Tahrir St.), Dokki, Giza P.O. 12622, Egypt
Interests: drug delivery systems; biomaterials; tissue engineering; nanomaterials; hydrogels
Prof. Hanan H. Beherei
Ceramics Department, (Biomaterials group) National Research Centre, 33El Bohouth St.(former EL Tahrir St.), Dokki, Giza P.O. 12622, Egypt
Interests: bioceramics; biopolymers; biocomposites; nanomaterials; biochemical engineering; tissue engineering and drug delivery
We would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue, entitled "Pharmaceutical Particulates and Membranes for Delivery of Drugs and Bioactive Molecules".
A drug release profile is a consequential factor for nanoparticle application, directly related to drug stability and therapeutic results, as well as formulation development. Pharmaceutical particulates of different sizes and shapes (e.g., liposomes, oil-in-water emulsions, polymeric nano- and microspheres, metallic nanoparticles (NPs), such as gold, silver, and iron oxide crystals, core-shell hybrid NPs) offer many diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Membranes are also extensively utilized in many applications. They are very beneficial, especially for the distribution of macromolecular drugs and biopharmaceutical drugs (peptides, proteins, antibodies, oligonucleotides, plasmids, and viruses) with physicochemically and pharmacokinetically vulnerable.
Delivery of drugs and bioactive molecules using particulates and membranes has gained a great deal of attention for various applications, such as the treatment of secondary infections, cancer treatment, skin regeneration and orthopaedic applications, antimicrobial drug delivery, and others. In addition, several production techniques have been utilized for the fabrication of particulates and membranes in the last decade, which include lyophilization, micro-emulsion, nano-spray dryer, nano-electrospinning, slip casting and 3D printers. Therefore, pharmaceutical particulates and membranes possess excellent prospects to deliver drugs and bioactive molecules with the potential to improve new delivering strategies like sustained and controlled release.
Taking these into consideration, this Special Issue invites articles dealing with the following topics:
1- Particulates preparation techniques (nano- to micron- scale particulates)
2- Membranes fabrication techniques (e.g., nano-electro spinner, slip casting, 3D printers).
3- In vitro and in vivo studies of pharmaceutical particulates or membranes.
4- Modelling and optimization of drug release from pharmaceutical particulates or membranes
If sufficient numbers of papers are published in the planned Special Issue (≥10), then we will also compile an edited book containing the papers.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Diganta B. Das
Prof. G Arthanareeswaran
Dr. Mostafa Mabrouk
Prof. Hanan H. Beherei
Manuscript Submission Information
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