Special Issue "Functionalized Polymers in 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: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 115

Special Issue Editors

Romania Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa"—Iași, 700115 Iasi, Romania
Interests: organic synthesis; chitosan microparticles and nanoparticles; antioxidant activity; diabetes mellitus type 2; drug delivery systems; drug loading; release profile
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Romania Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa"—Iași, 700115 Iasi, Romania
Interests: nanofibers; natural polymers; tissue engineering, wound dressing; release profile; antioxidant activity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, the technological methods of obtaining and modifying polymers to correct their limitations with the preservation of physiological and biological properties have grown exponentially in view of their applications and performances. Poor mechanical qualities, low half-life, susceptibility to breakdown by enzymes or ROS, and being challenging to dissolve in water or other common organic reagents, make them problematic in practical applications, and are a few of the limitations exhibited by most polymers. To overcome these drawbacks, polymers can be processed using various physical or chemical approaches, including copolymerization.

Functionalization of polymers has proven its applicability in various fields, such as tissue engineering, biomedical fields, drug delivery, imaging, and the development of innovative materials.

This Special Issue, "Functionalized Polymers in Drug Delivery,"  compiles original research and review articles from eminent academics who are passionate about this research topic.

This Special Issue welcomes research that reflects recent breakthroughs and challenges in the synthesis and applications of functionalized polymers, polymer technology, and advanced materials.

Dr. Florentina Lupascu
Dr. Andreea Iacob
Guest Editors

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  • functionalized polymeric architectures
  • polymer crosslinking
  • side-chain engineering
  • biodegradable polymers
  • copolymerization
  • self-healing
  • self-adapting
  • nanoparticles
  • hydrogels
  • microparticles
  • films
  • nanofibers
  • target drug carriers
  • solubility improvement

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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