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New Advances in the Use of Nanoparticles as Antimicrobial Drug Carriers

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 51

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Department of Public Health and Pediatric Sciences, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Interests: bacteriological and mycological diagnostics; antimicrobial agents in vitro activity towards bacteria and fungi
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Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: antimicrobials; biofilm; natural and conventional compounds; antimicrobial materials; antimicrobial delivery systems
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Department of Public Health and Pediatric Sciences, Università degli Studi di Torinodisabled, Turin, Italy
Interests: microbiology; medicine; antibiotics; antibiotic resistance; applied microbiology; antimicrobials; antibacterials; bacteria; immunology
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Department of Drug Science and Technology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Interests: drug delivery; nanocarriers; topical delivery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microbial infections represent a serious health problem, as we are witnessing an ever-increasing increase and spread of multidrug-resistant microbes. Additionally, biofilms, slimy layers formed by microorganisms on damaged tissue or implanted devices, increase drug resistance by providing a protective matrix. Therefore, it is increasingly necessary to take a different approach to improving the antimicrobial properties of existing drugs. Nanomaterials are an attractive solution for the transport and delivery of hydrophilic and lipophilic antibiotics or natural antimicrobial agents. Nanoparticles (NPs) can be used in the development of high-performance delivery vehicles for synthetic and natural drugs capable of increasing the activity of the transported molecules, ensuring prolonged drug release. Furthermore, NPs offer the possibility of penetration into biofilms and internalization into pathogenic microorganisms. This Special Issue aims to contribute to advances in the use of NPs as antimicrobial drug carriers.

Dr. Narcisa Mandras
Dr. Antonia Nostro
Dr. Janira Roana
Dr. Monica Argenziano
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Keywords

  • essential oils
  • plant extracts
  • anti-infective agents
  • antimicrobial activity
  • nanoparticles
  • biofilm

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