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Special Issue "Applications of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles (MSNs) in Innovative Drug Delivery and Therapeutics"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 1468
Special Issue Editors
Interests: mesoporous silica nanoparticles; pharmaceutical ionic liquids (API-ILs); drug delivery; photochromic and electrochromic devices; catalysis
Interests: active pharmaceutical ingredients as organic salts and ionic liquids; API-OSILs; bioavailability; drug delivery; ionic liquids
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Special Issue Information
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) offer several advantages in drug formulations. On one hand, they can act as antimicrobial agents by themselves, with specific activity according to their structure. On the other hand, they can also increase the therapeutic effect of drugs, either by targeted delivery to the disease site or by controlled drug release. In the latter case, nonspecific interactions are minimized, thus lowering side effects and decreasing the required treatment dose. In addition, these nanomaterials have tailored mesoporous structures, large surface area and pore volume, selective surface functionality, morphology control, high loading capacity for therapeutic agents and good biocompatibility.
In this Special Issue, we invite academics and pharmaceutical researchers to bring their new insights into innovative MSN-based methods to improve therapeutic efficacy and controlled drug delivery, among other pharmaceutical applications.
Dr. Sandra Gago
Dr. Miguel Santos
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- controlled drug release
- drug delivery
- mesoporous silica nanoparticles