Special Issue "Nanocomposite Hydrogels and Their Applications in Targeted Drug Delivery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2022) | Viewed by 7524
Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; microfluidics; organs-on-chip; bioprinting; drug delivery; gels
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Special Issue in Micromachines: Microengineering Techniques for Disease Modeling and Drug Discovery, Volume II
Special Issue in Gels: Gels for Drug Delivery
Special Issue in Journal of Functional Biomaterials: Nanoparticles and Hydrogel for Drug Delivery: Design and Synthesis
Interests: nanosuspension; Layer-by-Layer (LbL) nanocapsules; hydrogel; nanogels; silver nanoparticles; polymeric nanoparticles; stimuli-responsive nanoparticles; calcium carbonate nanoparticles; oral drug delivery; targeted drug delivery; cancer; HIV; irritable bowel syndrome; tissue engineering
Hydrogel is a crosslinked polymeric three-dimensional network that has a unique structure and behavior. Hydrogels are widely used in biomedical applications such as drug delivery, wound healing, and tissue engineering, due to their unique properties such as biocompatibility, low toxicity, high water content, and adequate mechanical strength. Nanocomposite hydrogels have been developed by incorporating different nanoparticles/nanostructures into the hydrogel network. Nanocomposite hydrogels were developed using natural and synthetic polymers with enhanced mechanical and responsiveness properties, resulting in an enormous potential and advances for several biomedical applications. This Special Issue on “Nanocomposite Hydrogels and their Applications in Targeted Drug Delivery” focuses on original research papers and comprehensive reviews. This Special Issue aims to illustrate the recent development and future perspectives of nanocomposite hydrogels in targeted drug delivery; however, this is not limited to biomaterials, design and synthesis methods of nanocomposite hydrogels and nanocomposite smart hydrogels, characterization of hydrogels, crosslinking strategies, and biomedical applications.
Dr. Mohsen Akbari
Dr. Nancy M. Elbaz
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nanocomposite hydrogel
- smart hydrogel
- hydrogel composition and characterization
- targeted drug delivery
- drug implant
- injectable hydrogel