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Special Issue "Hydrogels in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Pharmacy and Formulation".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 20629
Special Issue Editor
Interests: microencapsulation; nanoemulsions; biopharmacy; formulation; pharmaceutical engineering
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Special Issue Information
The applications of hydrogels are growing, as is the interest they arouse. Their exceptional physicochemical characteristics allow them to be applied in pharmaceutical and biomedicalsettings, particularly in the administration of drugs (in micro- or nanospheres, or micro- or nanocapsules, using oral or transdermal dosage forms, treatment of cutaneous burns, contact lenses, etc.). They are also found in the treatment of skin burns and commonly used for a wide range of applications in experimental medicine, such as clinical trials. These applications include tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, diagnostics, cell immobilization, separation of biomolecules or cells, and the use of barrier materials to regulate biological adhesions.
Bioinspired hydrogels and biomimetics are important lines of research which could lead to the production of bio-based materials, for example, inspired by the film-filamentous mucus of hagfish. Other important research concerns the 3D printing of "hydrogel skeletons" on which to grow or hook biological muscle fibers and may soon be axons.
This Special Issue dedicated to hydrogels aims to take stock of the latest innovations in the field of hydrogels as well by their chemical aspects (polymerization, crosslinking, supramolecular state), physical (types of interactions, thermodynamics, particular viscosity, mechanics, amorphous structures or crystalline), by their biological applications such as their reactivity to environmental stimuli (pH, ionic strength, temperature, electromagnetic radiation) or their interest in the development of new drug delivery devices or medical devices.
Prof. Dr. Thierry Vandamme
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- bioinspired hydrogels
- drug delivery