Special Issue "Advanced Transdermal Drug Delivery"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Bozena B. Michniak-Kohn
Pharmaceutics, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy; Center for Dermal Research (CDR) & Laboratory for Drug Delivery (LDD), NJ Center for Biomaterials, Life Sciences Building, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, 145, Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
E-Mail: michniak@biology.rutgers.edu
Phone: +1 732 445 3589
Fax: +1 732 445 5006
Interests: topical; transdermal; percutaneous drug delivery; skin transport pathways; skin carrier systems; skin formulations; skin drug delivery; human skin equivalents; skin models

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

Transdermal delivery (TDD) systems offering a number of advantages over oral delivery have been available since 1979, when the first passive patch containing scopolamine was approved by the FDA. The future success of this dosage form is limited by the inability to deliver most drugs through the skin in therapeutically effective amounts. However, through novel designs of devices, new materials and active drug delivery approaches, we have the potential to significantly impact the future of TDD especially for those dosage forms containing macromolecules. Examples include microneedles, laser, ultrasound, iontophoresis and electroporation as well as thermal poration. In this “Advanced Transdermal Drug Delivery” Special Issue we will discuss the transdermal technologies of the future: the potential and the challenges.

Prof. Dr. Bozena B. Michniak-Kohn
Guest Editor

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  • transdermal
  • microneedles
  • transdermal delivery of macromolecules
  • acoustical methods
  • electric methods
  • iontophoresis
  • electroporation
  • sonophoresis
  • thermal poration
  • drugs

Published Papers (4 papers)

Pharmaceutics 2014, 6(1), 52-77; doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics6010052
Received: 16 December 2013; in revised form: 24 January 2014 / Accepted: 11 February 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014
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Pharmaceutics 2013, 5(4), 634-651; doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics5040634
Received: 17 October 2013; in revised form: 7 December 2013 / Accepted: 10 December 2013 / Published: 16 December 2013
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Pharmaceutics 2013, 5(3), 434-444; doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics5030434
Received: 11 July 2013; in revised form: 14 August 2013 / Accepted: 14 August 2013 / Published: 21 August 2013
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Pharmaceutics 2013, 5(3), 385-391; doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics5030385
Received: 8 May 2013; in revised form: 1 July 2013 / Accepted: 3 July 2013 / Published: 11 July 2013
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Last update: 9 September 2013

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