Special Issue "Gels for Drug Delivery"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 508

Special Issue Editors

School of Materials, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Interests: drug delivery; cancer therapy; hydrogels; tissue engineering
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Laboratory for Innovations in Microengineering (LiME), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V9P 0C8, Canada
Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; microfluidics; organs-on-chip; bioprinting; drug delivery; gels
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Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Nanotechnology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz 5154853431, Iran
Interests: gel-based nanoparticles; drug delivery to the brain; drug delivery to cancer
Department of Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M1 5GF, UK
Interests: ultrasound-based drug delivery; crystallization; sonodynamic therapy; microfluidics; gels
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,  

Delivery systems based on gels can leverage therapeutically beneficial outcomes of drug delivery and have found clinical use. Gels can provide spatial and temporal control over the release of various therapeutic agents, including small-molecule drugs, macromolecular drugs, and cells. Owing to their tunable physical properties, controllable degradability, and capability to protect labile drugs from degradation, hydrogels serve as a platform in which various physiochemical interactions with the encapsulated drugs control their release. Recently, there has been growing interest in smart polymer gels, constituting a new generation of biomaterials that respond to significant changes due to few changes in the environment.  

The Special Issue on “Gels for drug delivery” is dedicated to recent developments of the synthesis, characterization, materials properties, and applications of different kinds of gels in the design and fabrication of smart delivery systems. We welcome papers from multiple research fields, including novel composite synthetic routes and their applications in the medical and health industry.

Dr. Samira Malekmohammadi
Dr. Mohsen Akbari
Dr. Amir Zarebkohan
Dr. Rashid Jamshidi
Guest Editors

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.


  • stimuli-responsive gels
  • drug delivery
  • polymer-based gels
  • nanocomposite gels
  • gels: biomedical application
  • gels: cancer therapy
  • synthesis and characterization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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