Advanced Nanocarriers for Enhanced Drug Safety, Stability, Bioavailability, and Therapeutic Effects

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2024 | Viewed by 70

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The Institute of Molecular Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: drug delivery; lipid nanoparticles; bioavailability; DSC; FTIR; dissolution; solubility; HPLC; separation; pharmaceutical analysis; LC–MS; proteomics; proteome
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Dear Colleagues,

Over the past few decades, a broad range of nanocarriers have been developed for the delivery of drugs in an effort to increase their solubility, absorption, bioavailability, stability, and therapeutic effects. They include micelles, nanoemulsions, liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles, lipid nanoparticles, nanostructured lipid carriers, and inorganic nanoparticles. Nanocarriers have been successfully used for various drug delivery applications, such as the delivery of small molecules, proteins, peptides, and genes, to treat many diseases. Currently, some drug-loaded nanocarriers have been approved for clinical use as nanomedicines.

Despite the advancement of nanomedicines in recent years, there is still a need to develop more of them to improve drug safety, stability, bioavailability, and therapeutic effects on different diseases. Alongside the bioavailability and therapeutic effects addressed in many studies, safety and stability are two critical aspects of nanocarriers that require in-depth investigation in preclinical studies.

In this Special Issue, we welcome reviews and original research on developing and characterizing nanocarriers for drug delivery, primarily focusing on improving drug safety, stability, bioavailability, and therapeutic effects. This includes, but is not limited to, the development and applications of nanocarriers for enhancing bioavailability and the treatment of various diseases; the investigation of the safety and stability of nanocarriers; and comprehensive reviews of drug, protein, or gene delivery advances using different types of nanocarriers.

Dr. Van-An Duong
Guest Editor

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  • nanocarrier
  • nanoparticles
  • bioavailability
  • lipid
  • polymer
  • pharmacokinetics
  • safety
  • stability

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