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Special Issue "Advances in Gel Science in the Asia Region: Current Trends and Opportunities"
A special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861). This special issue belongs to the section "Gel Applications".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 1944
Special Issue Editors
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Interests: drug delivery; nanogel; nanomedicine; pharmaceuticals; 3D printing
Interests: drug delivery; emulgel; phytopharmaceuticals
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Special Issue Information
This Special Issue is aimed at providing an outline of the recent development of gel-based materials in the Asia region. A series of authors will share their views and results in gel science area (hydrogels, aerogels, xerogel, gel complexes and hybrids, etc.). Novel ideas and key findings will encourage gel experts to focus on future research and maximize the impact of the field across multiple disciplines.
Gel-based systems have become gradually more significant for biomedical applications due to their desirable biocompatibility and stability. The variability of gel structures (hydrogel, emulgel, lipogel, etc.) is helpful to achieve desirable attributes for utility in biomedical purposes. Additionally, structures can be modified depending on the interactions between components/polymers, their gelling mechanisms, gel formation conditions, etc. Recently, there has been growing interest in the design and characterization of multifunctional hydrogels and/or nanogels for different purposes, such as controlled drug delivery to personalized medicine including specialized tissue engineering. We encourage original articles, reviews, short communications, and prospects in the gel area, especially recent developments in the design and characterization of gels and their physicochemical characteristics, their utility in biomedical applications, and their future prospects.
Dr. Javed Ahmad
Dr. Syed Imam
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Gels is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- gel science
- drug delivery
- physicochemical properties