Special Issue "Pharmaceutical Applications of Polymers for Drug Discovery and Delivery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 3392
Interests: pharmaceutical technology; drug delivery; nanotechnology; nanomaterials; nanotherapeutics; colon cancer; polymeric materials; mucoadhesion thiolation
Polymers have numerous medical and pharmaceutical applications. The development of pharmaceutical dosage forms invites the potential for many functions of polymers. Significant research has been devoted to polymer-based drug delivery system (DDS) in recent years, and a number of promising applications for polymer-based delivery systems have reached the clinical stage. Despite these remarkable advances, more foundational and applied research is required to control the characteristics and performance of polymer-based DDS with precision. The promising applications of polymers include controlled and targeted drug release, the improvement of drug stability and the development of DDS, i.e., nanoparticles, microparticles, and hydrogels and nanogels. In addition to their more common uses as emulsifiers, suspending agents, binding agents, and flocculating agents, polymers are versatile enough to serve as adhesives, packaging materials, and coating materials. All of the above, and other potential pharmaceutical applications of polymers for drug discovery and delivery, are the focus of this Special Issue, which invites both reviews and original research articles on the subject.
Dr. Sobia Noreen
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- drug discovery
- drug delivery
- polymeric nano- and microparticles
- pharmaceutical applications
- controlled and targeted drug release