Special Issue "Advances in Polymeric Drug Delivery Systems"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Drug Delivery and Controlled Release".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 January 2023 | Viewed by 287

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Joanna Rydz
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland
Interests: biobased or/and biodegradable polymers; polyesters; (bio)degradation; prediction study
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Dr. Barbara Zawidlak-Węgrzyńska
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine in Zabrze, University of Technology in Katowice, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland
Interests: biomaterials; biocompatibility of polymer systems; (bio)degradable and synthetic polymers in medical applications; degradation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research into the design, characterization, fabrication, and development of drug delivery systems used in pharmaceuticals based on natural and synthetic polymers has achieved tremendous growth over the past two decades. Efficient drug delivery systems are designed to improve the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of any therapy. Their goal is to enable the drug to be delivered to the right place, at the right time, and in the right amount. Drug delivery systems employ strategies such as controlled release, targeted delivery, or improving the solubility and stability of a drug in such a way so as to provide increased drug efficacy. The next step in effective drug delivery is to select a drug delivery system that can achieve the desired results.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a contemporary overview of the latest developments in drug delivery systems, particularly breakthroughs and advances in the synthesis, fabrication, characterization, and applications of innovative polymeric biomaterials in drug delivery. The recently increasingly used (bio)degradable polymers are also noteworthy, as well as design and fabrication techniques, such as additive manufacturing, offering innovative possibilities for the design and development of systems with complex geometry, and programmed controlled release profile. Original research articles, case reports, letters, and short communications covering aspects of current trends in the development of such systems will be welcome.

Dr. Joanna Rydz
Dr. Barbara Zawidlak-Węgrzyńska
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pharmaceutics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • drug delivery
  • controlled release
  • biopolymers
  • nanopolymers
  • nanoparticles
  • (bio)degradable polymers
  • synthetic polymers
  • 3D printing
  • personalized medicine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop