Advanced Gels for Drug Delivery Systems Based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861). This special issue belongs to the section "Gel Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 110

Special Issue Editors

1. National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia
2. Department of Science and Technology for Sustainable Development and One Health, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy
3. Academy of History of Health Care Art, Rome, Italy
Interests: formulation science; polymer science; nanogels and hydrogels; drug delivery; interface and colloid science
Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “G. Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: polymer functionalization; nanogels; hydrogels; colloids; drug delivery; cell delivery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that we are serving as the Guest Editors of a Gels Special Issue titled “Advanced Gels for Drug Delivery Systems Based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2nd Edition)”. We would like to invite you to contribute your manuscript related to this topic.

Conventional gels are the classic pharmaceutical dosage forms usually used for topical treatment via skin route. In the last few decades, advanced gels have emerged and played a significant role in drug delivery systems, which is not limited to topical applications of drugs or cosmetics for local action. Advanced gels prepared by nanotechnology, such as vesicular gels, nanogels, emulgels, and so forth, have established their efficacy in terms of drug loading and the controlled release of drugs for different routes of administration (i.e., skin, oral, nose, brain, ocular, rectal, vaginal, etc.)

Many specific kinds of gels have been invented with potential for real-world application. For topical treatment, gels are developed to ensure adequate localization or penetration of the drug within or through the skin to enhance the local and minimize the systemic effects, or to ensure adequate percutaneous absorption. For systemic treatment, they are developed to increase the bioavailability of the drug through different routes and for many kinds of diseases. It is our pleasure to gather manuscripts covering all aspects, including formulation, manufacturing technologies, and current applications, in this Special Issue of Gels.

Dr. Stefano Scialla
Prof. Dr. Pierfrancesco Morganti
Dr. Emanuele Mauri
Guest Editors

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  • vesicular gels
  • nanogels
  • emulgels
  • hydrogels
  • organogels
  • in situ gels
  • stimuli-responsive gels
  • gel in water
  • bigels

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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