Special Issue "Drug Delivery across Biological Barriers, 2nd Edition"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Biopharmaceutics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 158

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interests: biopolymers; pharmaceutics; bioconjugation; bioanalysis; ligand–receptor interactions; peptides; drug delivery
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1. Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, 199004 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2. Institute of Chemistry, Saint-Petersburg State University, Universitetsky pr. 26, 198504 St. Petersburg, Russia
Interests: amphiphilic polymers; self-assembling; nanoparticles; biodegradation; drug delivery systems; proteins; peptides; DNA/RNA
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Assuring the efficient transport of therapeutics in the body is a crucial problem that should be taken into consideration during the construction of advanced drug delivery nanosystems. Recent advances in the development of biomaterials, including their nanoparticulated forms, have rendered a significant improvement of the currently proposed drug delivery strategies. In addition to the increased bioavailability of pharmaceutical agents as a result of protecting them from degradation, targeting them directly to diseased sites, and controlling their circulation time and release rate, the problem of penetration across tissues and/or entry within cells seems to be important and needs to be solved. The design of strategies to control the transport of therapeutic compounds through such physiological barriers as mucosal, endothelial, blood–brain, cellular membrane and numerous other barriers has become an imperative and a challenging need to provide better therapy efficacy.

This Special Issue will provide readers with an overview of the current advances in this field regarding delivery systems that facilitate the transport of drug-containing nanosystems at the tissue, cell, and subcellular levels.

Prof. Dr. Tatiana B. Tennikova
Dr. Evgenia G. Korzhikova-Vlakh
Guest Editors

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  • drug delivery
  • nanosystems
  • biological barriers
  • drug transport across barriers

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