Advances in Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery and Targeting, 2nd Edition

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

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Institute of Biosciences and Applications, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, 15310 Athens, Greece
Interests: nano-sized systems; drug encapsulation and delivery; drug targeting; surface functionalization; material characterization; controlled release; natural products; metal complexes; radiopharmaceuticals
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Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete and Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (I.E.S.L.), Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FO.R.T.H.), Vassilika Vouton, Heraklion, 70013 Crete, Greece
Interests: design and engineering of protein and peptide biomaterials; drug delivery; self-assembling proteins and peptides; physico-chemical stability of biomolecules; microneedle drug delivery; protein and gene carriers; adenovirus proteins; amyloid fibrils
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanotechnology has emerged as an area of active investigation, especially regarding its applications in medicine. Among all these applications, nanocarrier-assisted drug delivery systems have gained increasing recognition in recent years for the development of pharmaceuticals that can be directed toward specific targets of the body to improve the therapeutic outcome while reducing side-effects.

Nanocarriers serve as viable and durable nanovehicles for the targeted delivery of bioactive compounds such as vaccines, genes, drugs, and other biomolecules, providing increased solubility and thus bioavailability, biocompatibility, physicochemical stability, protection from degradation, and controllable release profiles.

In addition, the modifiable surfaces of nanocarriers also expand their usability in different biomedical applications, especially in targeted therapy. Indeed, their modification can not only stabilize but also functionalize them to be responsive to different stimuli, improving their therapeutic efficacy.

In this Special Issue of Pharmaceutics, we invite research, and review articles that advance our knowledge of nanosized drug delivery systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, theoretical and experimental research on the synthesis and development of functionalized nanocarriers or nanoformulations with targeting potential, their physicochemical and biological characterization, nanoparticle interactions with the immune system, in vitro and in vivo studies, preclinical and clinical studies, as well as safety issues regarding their production, handling, and disposal. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Eleftherios Halevas
Dr. Chrysoula Kokotidou
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  • nanosized systems
  • drug encapsulation
  • drug targeting
  • surface functionalization
  • biodistribution
  • controlled release
  • triggered release
  • biological evaluation

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