Special Issue "Applications of Liquid Chromatography Coupled with Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in Drug Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2024 | Viewed by 1482
Interests: Bioanalysis; liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry; therapeutic drug monitoring; biomarker profiling; pharmacology
Interests: bioanalysis; liquid chromatography; process optimization, biopharmacy, bioavailability enhancement; metabolism, natural product chemistry
The significant and impressive progress in pharmaceutical analysis has been sustained by the continuous development of powerful analytical instrumentation. Nevertheless, due to the permanent and complex demands of this field, pharmaceutical analysis remains challenging. At the forefront is drug development, with its need for new characterization methods, especially those driven by the recent advances in vaccine technology, as well as in formulation of large-molecule-based innovative drug products that are quickly becoming the forerunning therapy option in critical diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid disorders or autoimmune disorders. However, this does not mean that small molecule analysis is losing ground. From impurities and stability determination to adsorption, metabolism and excretion; therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology; animal healthcare, food control; or the environmental fate of pharmaceuticals, researchers are working tirelessly to achieve more specific, sensitive and suitable methods for drug analysis. Finding potential cellular targets for new or drugs and elucidating their mechanism of action are also important aspects of pharmaceutical analysis. The constant demands of the pharmaceutical field have prompted the steady development of liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), which remains one of the most important tools in pharmaceutical. This synergy will be reflected in a Special Issue titled “Applications of Liquid Chromatography Coupled With Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in Drug Analysis,” published in the journal Pharmaceuticals. I am pleased to invite you to submit communications, research articles or high-quality review papers to this Special Issue.
Dr. Isabela Tarcomnicu
Dr. Valentina Anuta
Manuscript Submission Information
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- pharmaceutical analysis
- liquid chromatography
- mass spectrometry
- environmental fate