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Transdermal Delivery: Challenges and Opportunities
edited by Nina Dragićević
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1756 | Submission Open
Keywords: transdermal drug delivery; nanocarrier; iontophoresis; electroporation; ultrasound; liposome; nanoparticle
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Delivery and Controlled Release)
Research on the Development of Nano-Based Polymeric Films for Drugs and Their Derivatives
edited by André Ricardo Fajardo, and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1753 | Submission Open
Keywords: polymeric films; nanocarriers; natural gums; polysaccharides; skin; drug delivery
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Delivery and Controlled Release)
Advances in Pharmacokinetics and Drug-Drug Interactions
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1653 | Submission Open
Keywords: pharmacokinetics; drug-drug interaction; time dependent inhibition; CYP inhibition/induction; transporter inhibition/induction; ADME; physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics)
Recent Advances in Biomedical Applications of Magnetic Nanomaterials submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1191 | Submission Open
Keywords: magnetic hyperthermia; magnetoplasmonic nanoparticles; targeted drug delivery; magnetoliposomes; magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic particle imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology)
Polymer-Based Dressings for Skin Regeneration and Wound Dressing Applications submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 936 | Submission Open
Keywords: wound healing; skin regeneration; chronic wounds; wound dressings; biopolymers; synthetic polymers; nanofibers; hydrogels; films; sponges; wafer; foams; composites; bioactive agents; self-healing materials; nanomaterials; advanced materials; hydrocolloids; 3D printing; polymeric microneedles; biopolymers; antibacterial activity; essential oils
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology, Manufacturing and Devices)
The 15th Anniversary of Pharmaceutics—Aptamers as Novel Therapeutics submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 627 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biologics and Biosimilars)
Improving the Bioavailability and Solubility of Pharmaceutical Formulations
edited by , Dóra Kósa and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 561 | Submission Open
Keywords: bioavailability enhancement; drug delivery systems; in vitro and in vivo evaluation methods; therapeutic effectiveness; pharmaceutical innovations; nanoformulations; surfactants; poorly soluble drugs
(This special issue belongs to the Section Physical Pharmacy and Formulation)
Combination Therapy Approaches for Cancer Treatment
edited by and Anita Thyagarajan
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 498 | Submission Open
Keywords: combination therapy approaches; cancer chemoprevention; chemotherapeutic agents; cell signaling pathways; dietary phytochemicals; tumor resistance mechanisms; repurposed drugs; targeted therapy; immunotherapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Targeting and Design)
Drug Targeting and Delivery Systems for Breast Cancer Treatment submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 268 | Submission Open
Keywords: drug delivery; breast cancer; target therapy; nanoparticles; liposomes; microfluidics; organoids
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Delivery and Controlled Release)
Advances in the Preparation and Technology of Pharmaceutical Solid Dosage Forms
edited by and Daniele Musumeci
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 240 | Submission Open
Keywords: pharmaceutics; solid dosage forms; amorphous systems; crystalline systems; drug delivery systems; solid-state characterization; pharmaceutical technology; manufacturing processes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology, Manufacturing and Devices)
Advances in Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery Systems for Tumor-Targeted Combination Treatment
edited by and Xiao Dong
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 200 | Submission Open
Keywords: cancer nanomedicine; combination therapy; targeted drug delivery; stimuli-responsive; tumor microenvironment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Delivery and Controlled Release)
Targeted Nanoradiopharmaceuticals as a Molecular Approach for Theranostic Applications
edited by Blanca Ocampo García, Enrique Morales-Avila and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 191 | Submission Open
Keywords: drug delivery; nanoparticles; therapy; imaging; theranostics; radiolabeled nanoparticles
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology)
Recent Advances in 3D Bioprinting for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 173 | Submission Open
Keywords: 3D printing; bioink; drug delivery system; personalized medicine; medical devices; tissue engineering
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology, Manufacturing and Devices)
Novel Radiopharmaceuticals for Theranostic Applications submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 145 | Submission Open
Keywords: theranostics; targeted radiopharmaceuticals; radiotheranostics; radiation dosimetry; pharmacokinetics; molecular radiotherapy (mrt); molecular targeting; drug delivery; diagnostic imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Targeting and Design)
Pharmaceutical Formulations with Antimicrobial Properties, 2nd Edition submission deadline 10 Sep 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 11747 | Submission Open
Keywords: drug delivery systems; antimicrobial properties; topical delivery; targeted delivery; hydrogels; nanoparticles; liposomes; emulsions; nanofibers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Physical Pharmacy and Formulation)
Nanomedicine Formulations Based on PLGA Nanoparticles for Diagnosis, Monitoring and Treatment of Disease: From Bench to Bedside, 2nd Edition
edited by
submission deadline 10 Sep 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 8556 | Submission Open
Keywords: PLGA; nanomedicine; drug delivery; encapsulation; (pre)clinical imaging; therapy; scale-up; manufacturing; toxicity; biodistribution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Physical Pharmacy and Formulation)
New Insights into Targeted Therapy of Solid Tumors with Polymeric Nanoparticles submission deadline 10 Sep 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 6734 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanomaterials; polymeric nanoparticles; anticancer therapy; solid tumor; drug delivery; protein corona; endothelial barrier; blood-brain barrier; enhanced permeability and retention
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Targeting and Design)
Functional Biomaterials in Biomedical Applications submission deadline 10 Sep 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5050 | Submission Open
Keywords: drug delivery systems  ; scaffolds  ; bioactive coatings  ; implants  ; biomaterial-organism interactions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology, Manufacturing and Devices)
Uncovering the Newest Research in Antiviral-Drugs Development and Potential of Combined Therapy
edited by
submission deadline 10 Sep 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4491 | Submission Open
Keywords: virus; mono- and co-infection; pandemic; anti-viral drugs; design; delivery; safety; combined therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Targeting and Design)
Advanced Nanotechnology for Combination Therapy and Diagnosis
edited by Renato Sonchini Gonçalves and Gustavo Braga
submission deadline 10 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 288 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanotechnology; nanomedicine; combination therapy; noncommunicable diseases; theranostics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology)
Advances in Scaffolds for Dental and Periodontal Tissue Regeneration
edited by , and Christina Hadjichristou
submission deadline 10 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 214 | Submission Open
Keywords: scaffolds; hydrogels; membranes; extracellular matrix (ECM); 3D printing; bioprinting; cell sheets; tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM); regeneration; dentin; enamel; pulp; dentin– pulp complex; cementum; alveolar bone; periodontal ligament; stem cells; bioactive molecules; dentin matrix proteins
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology, Manufacturing and Devices)
Metal-Based Nanoparticles for Pharmaceutical Applications submission deadline 15 Sep 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 7714 | Submission Open
Keywords: metal-based nanoparticles; theranostics; bioimaging; cancer therapy; drug delivery systems; nanomedicine; cell death; nanotoxicology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology)
Development of Nucleic Acid Delivery System
edited by
submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 16498 | Submission Open
Keywords: nucleic acid delivery system; nonviral vectors; gene delivery; siRNA delivery; gene editing system delivery; mRNA delivery; codelivery of small-molecule drugs and nucleic acids; clinical transformation of nucleic acid delivery systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Delivery and Controlled Release)
New Trends in the Controlled Release Systems of Medicinal Substances Used in the Treatment of Diseases of the Central Nervous System
edited by and
submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 10604 | Submission Open
Keywords: drug delivery systems; brain-targeting drug delivery; central nervous system; schizophrenia; depression; Parkinson’ s disease; Alzheimer’ s disease; glioblastoma multiforme
(This special issue belongs to the Section Physical Pharmacy and Formulation)
Drug Delivery and Penetration through Skin and Its Formulations, 2nd Edition submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 7326 | Submission Open
Keywords: topical drug delivery; topical formulations; transdermal drug delivery; skin penetration; cutaneous; biodistribution; in vitro and ex vivo permeation assays
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Delivery and Controlled Release)
Functional Polymers for Drug and Gene Delivery
edited by , and Dineli Ranathunga
submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 6918 | Submission Open
Keywords: polymer drug delivery; polymer gene delivery; micelles; lipid nanoparticles; polyplexes; dendrimers; polymer conjugates
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Delivery and Controlled Release)
Serpins: Therapeutic Targets for Various Diseases
edited by
submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 6744 | Submission Open
Keywords: serpins; serine protease inhibitors; disease; cancer; diabetes; cardiovascular disease; inflammatory disease; therapy; drug development; oxidative stress
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Targeting and Design)
The Therapy of Alzheimer’s Disease: Towards a New Generation of Drugs submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5263 | Submission Open
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease; AD; biomarker; pharmacological therapy; drug development; multi-target drugs; drug repositioning; nanomedicine; clinical trials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Targeting and Design)
Bioactive Agents for the Treatment against Tuberculosis submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3131 | Submission Open
Keywords: antimicrobial activity; anti-inflammatory activity; biological activity; biomacromolecules; biomaterials; pharmaceutical biotechnology; drug delivery; infectious diseases; nanotechnology; pharmacy; pharmacology; therapeutics; toxins; venom
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Targeting and Design)
Anti-parasitic Applications of Nanoparticles submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2584 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanoparticles; parasitic diseases; drug resistance; nanodelivery systems; nanoemulsion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology)
Research Progress of Pharmaceutical Coating Technology
edited by and Yan Yang
submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2536 | Submission Open
Keywords: pharmaceutical coating; dry coating; powder coating; coating materials; process analysis technology; solventless coating; electrostatic coating; enteric coating; drug release; implant coating
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology, Manufacturing and Devices)
Topical Drug Carriers: Recent Advances and Future Challenges submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1989 | Submission Open
Keywords: topical and transdermal delivery; nanocarriers; new technologies; drug permeation; skin absorption; therapeutic agent; innovative delivery systems; mucoadhesion; dosage form development; physicochemical properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Delivery and Controlled Release)
Nanosystems and Antibody/Peptide Modified Drugs for Cancer Treatment submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1680 | Submission Open
Keywords: antibody; peptide; vectorized drugs; nanocarriers; engineered drugs; improved drug delivery
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology)
Diabetes Mellitus: Promising Molecules, Drug Modification, Formulations, and Therapy submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1476 | Submission Open
Keywords: diabetes mellitus; drug discovery; antidiabetic drugs; drug delivery system; pharmaceutical formulation design
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Targeting and Design)
Pharmaceutical Applications of Metal Complexes and Derived Materials submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1378 | Submission Open
Keywords: metallodrugs; metal complexes in cancer treatment; metal complexes as antimicrobial agents; delivery systems containing metal complexes; metal complexes in photodynamic therapy; metal complexes in biosensors; metal complexes as biomarkers; radiopharmaceuticals; computational studies in metallodrugs development; mechanism of action of bioactive metal complexes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Targeting and Design)
Therapeutic Approaches for Wound-Associated Skin Diseases
edited by and Jiang Wu
submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 551 | Submission Open
Keywords: wound healing; skin regeneration; chronic wounds; skin fibrosis; scarring; inflammation; drug delivery
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Targeting and Design)
Cancer Gene Therapy with Non-viral Nanocarriers, 2nd Edition submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 490 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanocarriers; gene delivery; lipoplexes; polyplexes; non-viral vectors; cancer therapy; transfection
(This special issue belongs to the Section Gene and Cell Therapy)
Antibacterial Applications of Novel Nanoscale Biocompounds submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 290 | Submission Open
Keywords: antimicrobial agent delivery; biopolymers; electrospun fibers/scaffolds; drug– polymer– fiber interactions; biofilms; microbial resistance; antimicrobial nanoparticles; nanobiomolecules; nanocoatings; functionalized nanomaterials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology)
Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Applications of Functionalized Polysaccharides and Their Derivatives, 2nd Edition
edited by , and Federico Buonocore
submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 254 | Submission Open
Keywords: functionalized polysaccharides  ; nanoparticle characterization; drug delivery; enhanced loading capacity; controlled release properties; anti-microbial and anti-cancer activities; wound management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biopharmaceutics)
Self-Assembled Lipid Prodrug Nanomedicines for Cancerous and Noncancerous Diseases
edited by Xiao Dong
submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 167 | Submission Open
Keywords: lipid prodrug; self-assembly; nanomedicine; drug delivery; stimuli responsive; drug release; cancer; non-cancerous disease
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology)
Recent Advances in Adeno-Associated Virus-Mediated Gene Therapy and Vaccine Development submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 164 | Submission Open
Keywords: AAV; gene therapy; vaccines; infectious diseases; communicable diseases; genetic disorders; non-communicable diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Gene and Cell Therapy)
Macromolecules of Natural and Synthetic Origin for Progress Drug Delivery in Photodynamic Therapy
edited by
submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 156 | Submission Open
Keywords: macromolecules; photoactive compounds; natural products; photosensitizers; drug delivery systems; photochemistry; phytochemistry; photodynamic therapy; green PDT approach
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Delivery and Controlled Release)
Recent Advances in Therapeutic Strategies for the Treatment of Pediatric Diseases submission deadline 24 Sep 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 12882 | Submission Open
Keywords: pediatric diseases  ; drug discovery  ; gene therapy  ; drug delivery  ; novel therapies  ; new biomarkers  ; molecular basis  ; gene mutations  ; therapeutic targets
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Targeting and Design)
New Perspectives for the Administration of Cannabis for Medical Use: From Traditional to Advanced Formulations. What Next? submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 32059 | Submission Open
Keywords: cannabis; formulations; medical use; cannabinoids; terpenes; compounding
(This special issue belongs to the Section Physical Pharmacy and Formulation)
Nanofibrous Scaffolds Application in Biomedicine submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 12203 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanofibrous scaffolds; biomedicine; nanofibers functionalization; smart nanofibrous scaffold; new material for nanofibrous scaffold; nanofibers for drug delivery system
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology)
Hyaluronic Acid for Medical Applications submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 11891 | Submission Open
Keywords: hydrogel synthesis; hydrogel structure; biofabrication; tissue engineering; drug delivery; cell encapsulation; wound healing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biologics and Biosimilars)
Advances in Oral Administration
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 9932 | Submission Open
Keywords: oral drug delivery; protein and peptide drugs; oral bioavailability; novel delivery systems; intestinal drug permeation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Delivery and Controlled Release)
Application of Polymeric Nanoparticles in Pulmonary Drug Delivery
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 8679 | Submission Open
Keywords: polymeric nanoparticles; lung delivery; inhalable formulations; nanoparticle properties; aerosolization; nanoparticle/mucus interactions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology)
Spray Drying in the Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Field submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6981 | Submission Open
Keywords: encapsulation; microencapsulation; controlled release; nutraceuticals; pharmaceuticals; powder structure; process optimization; drying adjuvants; scale-up process
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology, Manufacturing and Devices)
Nanotechnology: A Promising Approach for Drug Delivery submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 6453 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanotechnology  ; nanomedicine  ; drug delivery  ; nanoparticles  ; functionalization; nanotherapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drug Delivery and Controlled Release)
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