Special Issue "Biopolymers in Drug and Gene Delivery Systems 3.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 1053
2. Head of the Analytical Chemistry Department, Almazov National Medical Research Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia
Interests: polysaccharides; biomaterials; tissue engineering; drug delivery; gene delivery; nanomedicine; nanocomposites; electrospinning
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Technologies: Electrospinning Technologies for Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications
Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Polysaccharide Biomaterials—Volume II
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biopolymers in Drug and Gene Delivery Systems
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biopolymers in Drug and Gene Delivery Systems 2.0
Special Issue in Technologies: Electrospinning Technologies for Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications—Volume II
Special Issue in Polymers: Editorial Board Members' Collection Series: Recent Developments in Electrospinning
Biopolymers usually refer to natural polymers (mainly polysaccharides, proteins, and nucleic acids) produced by living organisms. In this Special Issue, this definition is extended to include semi-synthetic polymers (modified natural polymers) and synthetic polymers, which are biocompatible and biodegradable and can thus be used to design drug delivery systems. Natural and synthetic biopolymers each have advantages and disadvantages. While natural biopolymers are favored over synthetic polymers because of their biocompatibility, biodegradability, and environmental safety, synthetic biopolymers have distinct advantages regarding stability and can be adapted to suit a variety of biomedical applications.
This Special Issue invites authors from multidisciplinary fields to submit original research and up-to-date reviews on fundamental and applied aspects of the design, characterization, and properties of biopolymeric drug and gene delivery systems. Recent advances in polymer chemistry and technology have produced new functional biopolymers and smart nanomaterials with the potential to significantly improve the effectiveness of drug delivery. Ultimately, these materials could improve the treatment of severe diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. We hope that this Special Issue will contribute to the diffusion of new knowledge.
Due to the success of the 1st and 2nd editions, we would like to add more results and new insights from recent research projects. You can find the 1st and 2nd editions at the following link.
Dr. Yury A. Skorik
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. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. 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.
- drug delivery
- gene delivery
- biodegradable polymers
- biocompatible polymers