Special Issue "Particle Engineering for Drug Delivery Applications, 2nd Edition"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 157

Special Issue Editors

Particle Engineering Laboratory, College of Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
Interests: particle engineering; drug delivery; tissue engineering; nanocomposite microparticles; pulmonary drug delivery
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems; long acting parenterals; topical dosage forms; in vitro dissolution testing; in vitro and in vivo correlation; quality control
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College of Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
Interests: triggered drug release; nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems; biosensing; biomaterials characterization; inorganic nanoparticles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Particle engineering has been increasingly used to prepare active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for drug product formulation and drug delivery applications, for oral solid and inhaled particle formulations. The production and performance of such formulations can be greatly impacted by the given excipients and APIs, in addition to interactions between these components. Particle engineering results in the controlled production of drug particles with optimized size, morphology, and structure, using a wide variety of formulation and post-processing techniques. Potential goals for these techniques include narrow particle size distribution, improved dispersibility, enhanced stability and bioavailability, sustained release, or specific targeting. As a result, many drug delivery formulations utilize particle engineering technology. While particle engineering has been used to increase bioavailability in oral solid-dose medications, it can be translated into a variety of applications, including intravenous nanoparticles, topical particle formulations, aerosol particle formulations, etc. The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight recent advances in particle engineering applications, in relation to pharmaceutical-based particle systems. Particle-based systems that investigate a variety of formulation and/or processing parameters and their impact on the particle properties will be considered. Moreover, scientific approaches related to design of fit, particle formation, structure, and functional performance are welcome, including experimental and theoretical or modelling approaches.

Dr. Samantha Meenach
Dr. Jie Shen
Dr. Irene Andreu
Guest Editors

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  • particle engineering
  • drug delivery applications
  • particle formulations
  • engineering microparticles and nanoparticles
  • advanced manufacturing technologies
  • design of experiment

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