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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Biomedical Nanocomposites and Their Functionalizations"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Nanoscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 193

Special Issue Editor

School of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Interests: nanoparticles; nanocapsules; nanogels; nanofibers; nanocomposites; nanocoatings
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

To date, nanostructures in various forms, including inorganic/organic nanoparticles, nanocapsules, nanogels, nanofibers, nanocomposites, and even nanocoatings, have been designed and developed. These nanostructures can have intrinsic antibacterial/anticancer properties or can be used as nanocarriers for loading molecules/biomolecules with antibacterial/anticancer effects.

The last decade has seen advances in the design of these nanocarriers, not only in their synthesis but also in surface functionalization approaches. Through this progress, various characterization techniques have also been employed to indicate their successful synthesis as well as the successful loading of active molecules. These nanocarriers have been used for the treatment of cancer as well as infections from the in vitro to in vivo level.

Moreover, different theoretical modelling/calculation/simulation methods, including density functional theory, molecular docking, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, etc., have been used to investigate the interactions at the molecular level, leading to new insights into nanocarrier design.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The synthesis of various forms of nanostructures with intrinsic antibacterial/anticancer effects.
  • The synthesis of various forms of nanostructures as nanocarriers with antibacterial/anticancer properties.
  • The surface functionalization of nanocarriers for enhanced selectivity.
  • Multifunctional nanocarriers.
  • In vitro, in vivo, and in silico studies on nanocarriers.
  • Stability in biological media.
  • Nanocarriers with synergistic therapeutic effects.
  • Nanocarriers with theragnostic effects.

Dr. Mohammad Tavakkoli Yaraki
Guest Editor

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  • nanocarrier
  • drug delivery
  • nanoparticle
  • nanocapsules
  • nanogel
  • nanofiber
  • nanocomposite
  • nanocoating
  • cancer treatment
  • therapy
  • infection

Published Papers

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