Special Issue "In Vitro Development of Targeted Drugs and Nanoparticles"

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2022) | Viewed by 248

Special Issue Editor

1. Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius University, V. A. Graičiūno 8, 02241 Vilnius, Lithuania
2. Institute of Cardiology, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, A. Mickeviciaus g. 9, LT44307 Kaunas, Lithuania
Interests: functionalized nanomaterials; targeted cancer treatment; cancer 2D and 3D models; transport in tumor microenvironment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the last decades, there has been an increasing focus on the design and development of targeted drugs, including nanotherapeutics. Mostly nanosystems and targeted drugs are being developed for cancer therapy and diagnostics in order to reduce possible toxic effects, improve bioavailability and increase clinical efficiency. However, regardless of high expectations, nanomedicine still receives criticism mainly due to the lack of high affinity with respect to targeted tissue. Thus, more efficient strategies for targeting desirable tissues and combating resistance to therapy are needed. Currently, many actively targeting molecules are being investigated in various models in vitro and in vivo, providing new hope for more specific personalized therapy for many diseases.

This Special Issue on “In Vitro Development of Targeted Drugs and Nanoparticles” seeks high quality studies focusing on recent advances of targeted therapy and nanotechnology applied in personalized therapy areas. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design of new molecules for targeted therapy and diagnostics;
  • Development of targeted peptides/antibodies;
  • Development of nanocarriers for personalized and precision medicine;
  • Development of new nanomaterials for personalized therapy. 

Dr. Vilma Petrikaitė
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanoparticles
  • functionalized nanomaterials
  • cancer therapy
  • tumor microenvironment
  • drug delivery
  • nanomedicine
  • nanotechnology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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