Recent Advances in Nanoparticles for Mucosal Drug Delivery

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Drug Delivery and Controlled Release".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 319

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Department of Pharmaceutics and Food Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: film technology; HIV/ADS prevention; mucoadhesion; topical pre-exposure prophylaxis; vaginal drug delivery
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Department of Pharmaceutics and Food Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: drug controlled release; HIV; microbicides; mucoadhesiveness; natural polymers; vaginal route
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Drug delivery is possible through various administration routes, and most of them involve passage through mucous membranes (from absorption through the digestive tract after oral administration, to absorption through the buccal, sublingual, nasal, ocular, vaginal, rectal mucosa passageways, etc.). However, the characteristics of all the above-mentioned mucous membranes can differ greatly, in addition to their capacity for drug absorption. This implies the need for continuous research to optimize mucosal drug delivery systems.

In recent decades, nanomedicines have made it possible to significantly improve therapeutics, and mucosal delivery is no exception. Thus, nanotechnology has been harnessed to reach a specific therapeutic target, to increase the retention of formulations at the site of action or even to promote their permeability through mucosal tissue.

All articles that explore the use of nanoparticles for mucosal drug delivery, whatever their therapeutic target, are welcome in this Special Issue. This includes articles that propose the innovative development of nanoparticles, as well as those that deepen the results of its administration, and also bibliographic reviews that update the current state of the art in this field.

Dr. Fernando Notario-Pérez
Dr. Roberto Ruiz-Caro
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  • bioavailability enhancement
  • controlled release
  • mucoadhesion
  • mucopenetration
  • nanocarriers
  • nanomedicines
  • targeted drug delivery
  • topical drug delivery
  • vaccine delivery

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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