Special Issue "Design of Mesoporous Materials for Biomedical Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2023) | Viewed by 30363
Interests: mesoporous bioactive glasses; bone regeneration; cancer treatment; antimicrobial treatment; polymethine dyes; photodynamic therapy
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In the last decade, considerable attention has been addressed toward the use of a wide range of mesoporous materials for the development of advanced devices for biomedical applications. Their excellent intrinsic properties, including controllable shape and size on the nano- and microscale, tunable pore size, high exposed surface area and pore volume, as well as flexible surface functionalization, make them excellent candidates for storing several therapeutic molecules and releasing them to the target on demand after proper stimuli. Based on these considerations, these multifunctional nanocarriers are ideal candidates for the design of advanced scaffolds and smart drug delivery systems to treat cancer and compromised tissue healing or for theragnostic applications. In this context, the final aim of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of the most recent advances and new approaches for the design, functionalization, and strategies to boost the clinical translation of mesoporous materials for advanced tissue engineering, cancer therapy, and theragnostics. Among them, this issue is devoted to focusing attention on their uses as multifunctional delivery systems to target and deliver therapeutic agents, including small molecular drugs, peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, as well as imaging agents and sensing molecules, directly to the pathological site.
Dr. Carlotta Pontremoli
Prof. Dr. Sonia Fiorilli
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- mesoporous materials
- drug delivery systems
- surface functionalization
- tissue healing
- cancer treatment
- selective targeting
- stimuli-responsive controlled release
- core–shell particles
- hybrid formulations