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Special Issue "Functional Polymers in Drug Delivery"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2023) | Viewed by 8428
Special Issue Editor
Interests: functional polymers; coating; hot melt extrusion; biodegradable polymers
Special Issue Information
Significant progress in pharmaceutical technology over last decades would be unimaginable without wide application of polymers having special properties and functions. The polymers differ in origin—natural, semi- or synthetic as well as in functionality—dissolution retardation or solubility improvement, insurance of preparation processes or imparting required physical properties to the dosage form (e.g. rheological), improving the stability of active ingredients or biopharmaceutical characteristics (e.g. enteric or gastro-retentive dosage form). The variety of polymers is ranged from water-soluble/swellable pH in-/dependent to water-insoluble. A special group of polymers are biodegradable polymers increasingly used for parenteral dosage forms to prolong the drug release over weeks or months. Besides numerous advantages, there are still challenges associated, sometimes, with high costs, not sufficient standardization, or negative impact on the body (e.g. acidic environment on injection site).
In this insight, research papers investigating various aspects of polymer application in drug delivery would be appreciated.
Dr. Dashevskiy Andriy
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- functional polymers
- hot melt extrusion
- biodegradable polymers
- swellable polymers
- matrix tablets
- microparticles (pellets)
- drug release
- poorly soluble drug
- solubility improvement
- drug targeting
- drug delivery systems