Special Issue "Micro/Nano Droplets/Bubbles for Therapy, Diagnosis and Theranostics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2022) | Viewed by 337

Special Issue Editors

Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale A. Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: nanotechnoloy; drug delivery; nanobubbles; niosomes; liposomes; nanoemulsions
Department of Drug Chemistry and Technology, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: drug delivery; drug targeting; niosomes; liposomes; nanobubbles; nanoemulsions; brain targeting; theranostic
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Department of Drug Chemistry and Technology, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: phospholipid and non-phospholipid vesicles; pH-responsive vesicles; nanobubbles; nanoemulsions; brain delivery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue on the formulation and characterization of novel micro/nano droplets/bubbles and their interaction with acoustic waves in the medical field.

This Special Issue aims to provide a collection of the newest research achievements in the use of gas-loaded structures in the field of therapy, diagnosis and theranostics.

Since the development of ultrasound contrast agents, based on gas-filled micro-sized bubbles, as enhancers of the capabilities of ultrasounds for imaging modality, these structures have increasingly become a subject of interest for several researchers in different medical areas. In particular, the formulation of nano-sized and stable bubbles/droplets is still a challenge for several researchers in the development of new imaging, tracing and analytical techniques, operating in deeper sites of the body. Furthermore, these structures can interact with focused ultrasounds in a localized area, inducing the sonoporation phenomenon, with an increase in cell membrane permeability, making them useful in therapy and theranostic fields.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following: the development of ultrasound contrast agents useful for enhancing imaging visualization, the formulation of structures as novel drug-delivery systems, combining gas bubbles or droplets with active compounds.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Kind regards,

Dr. Patrizia Nadia Hanieh
Prof. Dr. Carlotta Marianecci
Prof. Dr. Maria Carafa
Guest Editors

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  • micro/nano droplets 
  • micro/nano bubbles 
  • theranostics 
  • drug delivery 
  • physico-chemical characterization studies 
  • ultrasounds 
  • cavitation and sonoporation studies 
  • acoustic imaging

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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