Special Issue "Biodegradable Polymeric Nanosystems for Drug Delivery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 3182
Interests: nanomaterials; nanomedicine; biomaterials; polymeric drug delivery systems; cancer; nanopharmacy; polymer synthesis and characterization; organometallic catalysts
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Interests: antimicrobial activity; antimicrobial peptides; antitumor activity; biomaterials; colorectal cancer; drug delivery systems; nanotechnology; targeted therapy
We are delighted to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of the Pharmaceuticals titled "Biodegradable Polymeric Nanosystems for Drug Delivery".
The scientific community is especially interested in drug delivery systems. The use of biodegradable polymeric biomaterials for controlled drug delivery and cell therapy shows potential as a therapeutic option for improving treatment outcomes and patient compliance in a variety of diseases. Different types of polymer-based systems are constantly being researched for targeted strategies and controlled release of active substances, peptides, proteins, and so on. Biodegradable polymers are the preferred choice for the development of polymeric drug delivery systems owing to their high biocompatibility and degradability, Because of the hydrolysable nature of the polymer backbone, canonical physiological cell activities result in the formation of non-toxic natural products that are easily eliminated. Biodegradable polymers can be derived from both natural and synthetic sources, allowing for the selection of appropriate polymeric materials based on the chemical nature of drugs and their application. The size of polymers can vary depending on the drug-loading approach and the biological target, allowing for faster clearance after intravenous administration, prolonged circulation half-life, and increased probability of crossing various biological barriers and preventing accumulation in capillaries and/or other organs. Given the subcellular size of systems, the use of biodegradable polymers modulates the pharmacokinetic properties of various active substances. Polymer vectors can be developed with various molecular organizations and macromolecular structures.
Apart from designing and characterization of micro- and nanoparticles, dendrimers, composites, prodrugs, polymer-drug conjugates, thermosensitive and pH-sensitive polymers, hydrogels, and so on, we intend to include novel techniques used for different drugs delivery based on biodegradable polymers. Furthermore, methods of these systems’ preparation, surface modification and characterization methods as well as drug loading and drug release will be addressed in the proposed Special Issue.
In vivo experiments involving innovative biodegradable nanoparticles for drug delivery will also be accepted.
Authors are kindly invited to submit original papers, communications, and reviews.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Ewa Olȩdzka
Dr. Urszula Piotrowska
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