Special Issue "Drug Delivery Systems Using Various Microneedle Technologies"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019) | Viewed by 33613
Microneedles are an array of micron-scale needles that are capable of penetrating the outermost layer of skin, the stratum corneum, for efficient transdermal delivery. Because transdermal delivery has potential advantages over other routes of administration, it is a highly recommended route for drug delivery. Therefore, research on microneedle technology has been attracting huge attention not only from the scientific world but also from general personals for the past two decades. Conventional hypodermic needle injections have been replaced with various types of microneedles because of their unique mechanical strength, shape and delivery mechanisms for different types of biomolecules. The microneedles has dramatically grown over the past couple of years and new fabrication technologies have enabled a nimiety of microneedles for drug delivery across the skin and other organs.
We would encourage scientists from microneedles areas to contribute original and review articles regarding the recent advances in drug delivery systems using various microneedle technologies.
Prof. Dr. Yeu-Chun Kim
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- Transdermal drug delivery
- Skin vaccination