Special Issue "Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marzia Marciello
Guest Editor
Nanobiotechnology For Life Science Lab (NANOBIOTECH4LS), Dept. of Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Compliutense University of Madrid (UCM), Madrid, Spain
Interests: nano-biotechnology; pharmaceutical technology; molecular diagnostic; bio-nanocatalysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

In the last few decades, research on nanomaterials for biomedical application underwent an impressive growth; a lot of research studies have been focused on their design, safety and application in human cells and animals. This enormous interest stems from the nanometric size of particles and their intrinsic/unique characteristics.

Carbon nanotubes, dendrimers, liposomes, nanoemulsions, and polymeric and inorganic nanoparticles represent some of the most representative examples of the main nanosystems designed for their use in biomedicine.

Great efforts have been made in order to develop new functional nanomaterials useful for bio-applications, such as diagnosis, therapy, drug delivery, tissue engineering, antimicrobial devices, etc. To reach this goal, nanoparticle surfaces can be opportunely tuned in order to improve their bio-compatibility and their performances in specific conditions and/or targets. The use of biocompatible, biodegradable natural or synthetic polymers together with the functionalization with specific ligands and/or biomolecules is an elegant manner to improve the targeted activity of nanoparticles.

The aim of this Special Issue is to publish high quality research papers focusing on the design and application of opportune and novel functional nanosystems for biomedical applications. A particular focus should be addressed, but not limited, to nanoparticles design, coating, and surface functionalization to improve their specific application in biomedicine.

Dr. Marzia Marciello
Guest Editor

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 papers will be 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. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2200 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.


  • Nanoparticles
  • bio- polymers
  • synthesis
  • bio-medicine
  • surface functionalization
  • drug-targeting
  • diagnosis
  • therapy
  • nanobiotechnology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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