Special Issue "Wound Dressings Based on Polysaccharides for Pharmaceutical Applications"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Biopharmaceutics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 246

Special Issue Editors

Center for Research in Applied Chemistry, Blvd. Enrique Reyna Hermosillo 140, Saltillo 25294, Mexico
Interests: nanodevices; nanoparticles; hydrogels; drug delivery; anticancer agents delivery; antibiotic delivery
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Centro de Investigación en Química Aplicada (CIQA), Blvd. Enrique Reyna Hermosillo, Saltillo C.P. 25294, Coahuila, Mexico
Interests: advanced materials; drug nanocarriers; hybrid nanocomposites; nanoparticles; polymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The problems related to wound management remain worldwide challenges. Among these problems, we can identify poor circulation, unresolved inflammation, neuropathy, difficulties in wound healing, and severe infections. An appropriate selection of wound dressing is very important to the healing process. Also, an important aspect to take into consideration is the biocompatibility and ease of removing the wound dressings after their use. Advances in the technology have permitted the development of new materials, with better properties for the treatment of both acute wounds (burn injuries, hemorrhage) and chronic wounds (diabetic foot, pressure ulcer, etc.). Particularly, during recent, the polysaccharide-based wound dressing has emerged as an attractive alternative to the synthetic polymer-based wound dressings. This is a result of their biocompatibility, biodegradability, huge flexibility and tissue adhesion, high ability to swell fluids, etc. which are highly desirable in biomedical applications.

Thus, this Special Issue aims to highlight recent advances in all aspects relevant (synthesis, physicochemical performance, biological functions, etc.) to novel, multifunctional polysaccharide-based wound dressings for biomedical applications. In this Special Issue, both original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following: new methodologies to prepare polysaccharide-based wound dressings, new wound dressings with antimicrobial activity, drug delivery mechanisms, in vitro and in vivo performances, etc. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Héctor Iván Meléndez Ortíz
Dr. Jorge Luis Sánchez Orozco
Guest Editors

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  • wound dressings
  • polysaccharides
  • antimicrobial
  • drug delivery
  • pharmaceutical application

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