Special Issue "Design, Development and Evaluation of Gels for Drug Delivery Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2023) | Viewed by 999
Interests: topical delivery; transdermal; permeation; IVRT; IVPT; franz cells; nanoparticles; lipid nanoparticles; skin delivery
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Interests: topical drug delivery; transdermal drug delivery; iontophoresis; cyclodextrins; captisol; creams; gels; patches; emulgels; emulsions
Gels are swellable semisolid dosage forms which contain a liquid phase constrained in a polymeric network held together by physical or chemical interactions. These systems are capable of absorbing water or biological fluids to swell. Pharmaceutical gels intended to treat diseases contain medicinal agents incorporated into the system. For drug delivery applications, gels have been explored for several routes of administration, which include topical (skin and eye), intravenous, and oral. In recent times, there have been advances in the development of gel-based formulations. To name a few, these include hydrogels, microgels, nanogels, and emulgels. In addition to formulation development, advances have also been achieved in the area of polymers used for the preparation of gels, which includes the synthesis of new polymers (new methods of synthesis and characterization) and copolymer-based gels.
In this Special Issue, we solicit the submission of research articles, reviews, letters, and mini reviews related to advances in the development of gels for drug delivery applications.
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Bolla
Dr. Abhishek Juluri
Dr. Chandraiah Godugu
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 2600 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.