Special Issue "Emerging Trends in Inhaled Drug Delivery"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 May 2024 | Viewed by 73

Special Issue Editor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, USA
Interests: inhaled drug delivery; thermostable vaccines; nanomedicine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Inhaled drug delivery is an excellent choice for non-invasive administration of drugs and has gained significant attention in the past decade or so. Pulmonary delivery allows for the direct administration of drugs/ biologics into the lungs for the treatment of both local and systemic diseases. The lungs, as a delivery site, offer many advantages such as a large surface area, dense vasculature, lower enzymatic activity than the gut, and a thin alveolar epithelium that allows for rapid absorption and immediate onset of action. The right combination of formulation and device is needed to generate particles or droplets of an appropriate aerodynamic diameter to achieve deposition in the respiratory airways. Recent advances in the field of pharmaceutical engineering, quality-by-design, and process analytical technology have enabled significant progress in formulation development for inhaled delivery.

In this Special Issue, we aim to collect articles that highlight and discuss the latest advances and emerging trends in inhaled drug delivery. Potential articles for this Special Issue may focus on the role of nanoparticles in pulmonary drug delivery, a quality-by-design-based approach toward the development of inhalable formulations, repurposing and reformulation of drugs and drug products for inhaled delivery, targeted delivery to specific regions of the lungs, and pulmonary vaccine delivery.

Dr. Nitesh K. Kunda
Guest Editor

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  • inhaled drug delivery
  • quality-by-design
  • nanoparticles in inhalation
  • pulmonary vaccine delivery

Published Papers

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