Special Issue "Polymeric Carriers for Delivery Systems in Biomedical Applications — In Memory of Professor Andrzej Dworak"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Marek Kowalczuk
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Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland
Interests: biocompatible and biodegradable polymer systems; polymer mass spectrometry; bioactive oligomers; controlled drug delivery systems; ring-opening polymerization; forensic engineering of advanced polymeric materials
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Prof. Dr. Iza Radecka
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Wolverhampton School of Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY, UK
Interests: biodegradable polymers form wastes; antimicrobials and bioactive compounds; hydrogels; probiotics; bioremediation
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Prof. Dr. Barbara Trzebicka
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Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland
Interests: physicochemical studies of stimuli sensitive polymers; amphiphilic polymers and their self-organization; polymers for biomedical applications; polymeric bioconjugates and carbon materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, there has been a great deal of interest in the controlled release of bioactive substances using polymer drug-delivery systems. Polymeric drug delivery enables the introduction of a therapeutic substance into the body. A successful therapeutic outcome requires the appropriate consideration of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Among polymeric materials, both natural and synthetic polymers can be applied for controlled drug delivery under the condition that they possess the ability to be in contact with a living system without producing any adverse effects. This is especially so with biodegradable polymers, which are a suitable choice for numerous new drug-delivery systems.

This Special Issue is dedicated to the memory of late Professor Andrzej Dworak - scientist and friend.

It will cover recent advances in natural and synthetic polymeric materials with the desired physical, chemical, biological, biomechanical as well as degradation properties to match the various requirements of controlled drug delivery. Discussion of the manufacturing of the advanced polymeric materials and their application in the biomedical field is also welcome. It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute a manuscript to this Special Issue. Full research papers, short communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Dr. Marek Kowalczuk
Prof. Dr. Iza Radecka
Prof. Dr. Barbara Trzebicka
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.

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Keywords

  • Drug delivery system
  • Polymeric drug delivery
  • Viral vectors
  • Non-viral vectors
  • Forensic engineering of advanced polymer drug carriers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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