Special Issue "Next Generation of PLGA-Based Nanoparticles as Drug Delivery Systems for Biomedical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2024 | Viewed by 620
Interests: nanomedicines; hydrogels; nanoparticles; nanohydrogels; drug delivery systems
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This Special Issue is dedicated to advanced PLGA-based nanotechnology research on biomedical applications.
The development of novel and cutting-edge treatments for disease is a relevant health matter on a global scale. As a result, we are constantly researching safe therapies and medications that can precisely target the site of diseases with the optimal duration of action, minimal side effects, and an ideal pharmacokinetic profile. Over the last few decades, polymeric nanoparticles used in the drug delivery field have successfully addressed most of these therapeutic objectives. Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) is a type of medical polymer that is most commonly used due to its excellent biocompatibility and tunable degradation and release properties. It is also a versatile vehicle for transporting different types of drugs, including those that are hydrophobic or hydrophilic, small molecules or macromolecules, and protects them from degradation and uncontrolled release. In addition, PLGA-based nanoparticles can have their surface characteristics modified to enhance interactions with biological substrates. Moreover, they may be conjugated with target molecules to reach particular organs, tissues, or cells. They have been used for various medical applications, from vaccinations to therapies for cancer, neurological problems, inflammation, and other illnesses. There are several biomedical applications for PLGA-based nanoparticles, and the number of these is expected to rise as technology progresses.
Here, we focus on the latest advanced PLGA-based nanoparticles used in the biomedical field. This issue will include contributions of research applications on the technologies available for producing and analyzing PLGA nanoparticles, with a focus on novel biomedical applications and the most up-to-date scalability PLGA-based nanoparticle formulation methods.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- PLGA nanocarriers for cancer targeting;
- PLGA nanocarriers for immunomodulation and vaccine formulations;
- PLGA nanocarriers for inflammatory disorders;
- Scalable fabrication techniques for polymeric nanoparticles;
- Antibiotic resistance;
- Theranostic applications.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Piera Di Martino
Dr. Maria Rosa Gigliobianco
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- drug delivery systems
- formulation techniques