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2. National School of Professional Training, Volos, Greece
Emerging Material-Based Approaches to Chronic and Infectious Diseases
Chronic and infectious diseases represent a significant burden to healthcare providers due to the long-term and repeat nature of these conditions. Due the need for repeated rounds of drug administration, these conditions are also beset by off-target toxicities, loss in efficacy and multidrug resistance (in the case of microbial infections). The development of novel materials (either synthetic or naturally derived) can be applied to address these shortcomings through a number of approaches. Novel materials can be designed to enhance nanoparticle uptake and bioavailability, reduce toxicity or target specific cell types. Rapidly growing techniques such as 3D printing allow for the creation of in situ material implants that can deliver drugs in a local fashion for a range of chronic and infectious applications. This Collection aims to bring together the wide variety of approaches in novel materials-based solutions for both chronic and infectious diseases. Authors will have the choice to submit to either MDPI Antibiotics or Pharmaceutics to maximize exposure to the most fitting target audience.
Dr. Alan J. Hibbitts
Dr. Sofia A. Papadimitriou
- gene therapy
- 3D printing
- smart nanomaterials
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|6.525||6.0||2009||15.9 Days||2600 CHF|
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Methods and Protocolsmps
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