Special Issue "Mucoadhesive Drug Delivery Systems: An Always Promising Approach"
A special issue of Scientia Pharmaceutica (ISSN 2218-0532).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (13 December 2019).
Interests: pharmaceutical formulation development and evaluation, ocular drug delivery, mucosal drug delivery, mucoadhesive formulations
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Mucoadhesive formulations have been developed for buccal, nasal, ocular, vaginal, rectal, and gastro-intestinal applications to overcome bioavailability problems due to the overly short residence time of the dosage form. In fact, mucoadhesion is a means of promoting residence time as well as improving the contact intimacy of the dosage form with epithelial membranes.
In the decades between the end of the 1900s and the new millennium, mucoadhesive polymeric formulations have received constant attention for their relevance as delivery systems, and many aspects of this phenomenon have been extensively studied. However, much remains to be said about pharmaceutical mucoadhesion, from its biological interactions to its practical applications, as well as its investigational methods and mucoadhesive polymers.
This Special Issue will focus on recent advances in mucoadhesive drug delivery systems by publishing papers covering the current developments in this field of research.
Prof. Dr. Susi Burgalassi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mucosal absorption
- mucoadhesive materials
- mucoadhesive dosage forms
- drug delivery
- routes of drug administration
- methodological approaches