Recent Advances in Nanodelivery Systems for Plant and Food Derivatives, 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: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 316

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Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”, University of Florence, Via Ugo Schiff 6, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy
Interests: natural products; drug delivery systems; nanocarriers; topical administration; oral administration; brain delivery
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Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”, University of Florence, Via Ugo Schiff 6, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Interests: pharmaceutical technology; nanodelivery system; dermal and mucosal delivery; natural product formulation
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Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Campi 103, 41125 Modena, Italy
Interests: NMR; food chemistry; functional foods; food authentication; metabolomics; analytical chemistry; chromatography; chemometrics; drug delivery systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to collect contributions in the field of pharmaceutical nanotechnology applied to plant and food derivatives, also considering the possibility of using plant and food as a source of bioactive components of nanodelivery systems.

Many constituents of plants and foods have numerous biological activities, but they do not possess drug-like characteristics, with consequently limited efficacy and clinical use. Recently, many food macromolecules have been reported for health-promoting effects, but they have low application in functional foods, food supplements, medical devices, or medicine because of their inefficient systemic delivery and poor oral bioavailability. However, they have attracted considerable attention as structural components of nanocarriers due to their biocompatibility, biodegradability, renewable origin, and easy modification.

Therefore, nanotechnology encases the prospective of offering many strategies to improve the efficacy of natural derivatives from plants and foods and an application platform for their chemical, nutritional, and pharmaceutical potential.

Prof. Dr. Anna Rita Bilia
Dr. Giulia Vanti
Dr. Eleonora Truzzi
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  • nanodelivery system
  • liposome
  • nanovesicle
  • nanoparticle
  • nanoemulsion
  • food-macromolecule-based nanodelivery systems
  • bioavailability
  • controlled release
  • natural products
  • functional food
  • food supplements
  • plant derivatives
  • herbal drugs

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