Recent Progress in Functionalized Nanomaterials in Biomedical Applications

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 108

Special Issue Editors

Department of Oriental Medicinal Materials & Processing, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si, Republic of Korea
Interests: green synthesized metal nanoparticles; polymer coated nanoparticles; nanoemulsion; solid lipid Nps; hydrogel; nano encapsulation; in vitro screening in different diseases cell line; biomedical and environmental application of nanomaterials
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Deperment of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Science, School of Medeicine, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Interests: green synthesized metal nanoparticles; anisotropic nanoparticles; polymer coated nanoparticles; photothermally responsive pickering emulsions; encapsulation; in vitro screening in different disease cell lines; the biomedical and environmental application of nanomaterials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Medicinal plants are natural raw materials. Since ancient times, these herbal materials have been commonly used as herbal drugs, food products, and cosmetics. The phyto-molecules isolated from medicinal plants are in high demand, specifically in the pharmaceutical industry. However, these phyto-molecules have the limitations of low absorption, high toxicity, side effects, bioavailability, and low efficacy. These limitations may be overcome using nano-technological tools.

Today, various nano-materials are designed and prepared for nanomedicine, such as polymer-coated nano-drugs, metal nano-particles, nano-carriers, nano-emulsions, solid lipid Nps , hydrogel, and semiconducting nano-materials. The applications of nano-materials overcome several limitations of traditional medicine, including short circulation time, serious side effects, and low bioavailability. Accordingly, the great success of nano-technology is allowing for a tremendous revolution in the biomedical field. Various therapeutic nano-platforms have been developed with therapeutic functions and intellectual properties.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

The green synthesis of nano-materials, metal nano-particles, polymer-coated nano-particles, surface-modified nano-particles for phyto-compound delivery, in vitro and in vivo screening in various diseases, and their biomedical and environmental applications.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Esrat Jahan Rupa
Dr. Shahinur Acter
Guest Editors

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  • phytomedicine
  • metal nanoparticles
  • green synthesis
  • polymer coated Nps
  • hydrogel
  • solid lipid Nps
  • nanoemulsion
  • plant-based nanoformulation
  • phytosome

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