Special Issue "Polymers and Polymeric Nanoparticles for Therapy and Imaging"


A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2015

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Cyrille Boyer
Australian Centre for NanoMedicine, School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2031, Australia
Website: http://www.camd.unsw.edu.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=123&Itemid=58
E-Mail: cboyer@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61-2- 9385 4333
Interests: nanomedicine; drug delivery; theranostic; gene delivery; hybrid nanoparticles
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Andrew Whittaker
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia
Website: http://www.aibn.uq.edu.au/andrew-whittaker
E-Mail: andrew.whittaker@cmr.uq.edu.au
Interests: imaging; theranostic; gene delivery; MRI

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Functional polymeric nanoparticles with controlled size, morphology, and precise placement of functional groups have attracted significant attention, and various methodologies enabling their synthesis have recently emerged. Such nano-materials are finding significant and diverse applications as drug/gene carriers and/or as contrast agents for imaging.

This Special Issue will be an international forum for researchers to discuss the most recent techniques for the preparation of these polymeric nanoparticles using the latest macromolecular engineering tools (such as click chemistry, self-assembled macromolecules and polymer synthesis) to yield well-defined functional nanoparticles with potential applications in the field of drug delivery and imaging. Through this issue, the synthesis of these nano-objects, as well as their applications in the design of new treatments, will be discussed by a broad range of authors.

Prof. Dr. Cyrille Boyer
Prof. Dr. Andrew Whittaker
Guest Editors


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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • nanomedicine
  • theranostic
  • imaging techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET);
  • siRNA and gene delivery
  • drug delivery
  • biomaterials
  • biopolymers
  • nanoparticles/ Nanotechnology
  • optical imaging
  • therapeutic applications of nanotechnology

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Polymers 2015, 7(5), 836-850; doi:10.3390/polym7050836
Received: 14 November 2014 / Revised: 21 April 2015 / Accepted: 21 April 2015 / Published: 28 April 2015
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Polymers 2014, 6(10), 2573-2587; doi:10.3390/polym6102573
Received: 11 August 2014 / Revised: 25 September 2014 / Accepted: 2 October 2014 / Published: 17 October 2014
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