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Molecular Imaging in Nanomedical Research 4.0

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 277

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

This Special Issue is the continuation of our previous Special Issue, “Molecular Imaging in Nanomedical Research 3.0”.

Since the 1990s, nanomedicine has dealt with the development of nanomaterials for diagnostics or therapy. Especially in the last decade, progress in nanomedical research took advantage of the widespread application in vitro and in vivo of imaging techniques for the characterization and preclinical/clinical testing of nanomedical tools. Light and electron microscopy, magnetic resonance imaging, optical imaging, positron emission tomography, and ultrasound imaging have mostly been used, while other imaging techniques have been originally applied to nanomedical issues, often adapting conventional methods to particular purposes; this has allowed us to successfully describe the biodistribution, targeting, efficacy, and clearance of novel nanoconstructs in single cells, tissues, organs, or whole organisms. 

This Special Issue will collect research and review articles as well as methodological papers to give a comprehensive overview of the role of imaging techniques for studying the structural and functional interactions of the nanoconstructs with the living systems. All researchers involved in nanomedical research (chemists, physicists, pharmacologists, biotechnologists, biologists, and physicians) are invited to submit their manuscripts.

Prof. Manuela Malatesta
Guest Editor

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.

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  • nanoparticle biodistribution
  • light microscopy
  • confocal fluorescence microscopy
  • super-resolution microscopy
  • electron microscopy
  • scanning probe microscopy
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • optical imaging
  • positron emission tomography
  • ultrasound imaging

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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