Special Issue "The Relationship between Drug Formulation and Drug Administration"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmaceutical Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 80

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-8510, Japan
Interests: pre-formulation; solid dispersion; hydrogel; wound healing; semi-solid formulation; prevention of stomatitis; nanoparticle; grinding; DSC; PXRD
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Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan
Interests: hydrogel; pharmaceutical applications; bio medical applications; drug delivery system; tissue engineering
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Department of Engineering Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford OX3 7DQ, UK
Interests: wound healing; chronic wounds; hard-to-heal wounds; antimicrobial resistance; wound infection; antimicrobial agents; nanocomplexes; biopolymers
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Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Western Switzerland, University of Geneva, 1, Rue Michel Servet, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: drug delivery; pharmaceutical sciences; antimicrobial peptide
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Most of the research on microparticles, nanoparticles, ion complexes, and co-crystals of pharmaceutical particles has focused on their preparation to improve the solubility and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble pharmaceuticals, and most experiments have confirmed good blood concentrations or therapeutic effects when these particles are administered alone to animals. However, there are only a few studies in which they were formulated into various dosage forms. This is because there are few studies on the introduction of microparticles, nanoparticles, ion complexes, and co-crystals into drug formulations.

In this Special Issue, we will provide readers with reference information on the actual formulation of microparticles by collecting examples of studies on formulating these particles, establishing stability after introduction, examining release behavior, etc.

Dr. Takehisa Hanawa
Dr. Yayoi Kawano
Dr. Viorica Patrulea
Dr. Olivier Jordan
Guest Editors

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  • the loading of APIs into semi-solid formulations
  • how to apply semi-solid formulations or hydrogels
  • jelly-like preparations for various topical applications

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