Special Issue "Drug Delivery across Physiological Barriers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2022) | Viewed by 45039
Interests: drug-delivery, nose-to-brain delivery, transporters, dermal barrier, blood-brain barrier, lab-on-a-chip technology, Franz diffusion cells
Interests: membrane transporters; ADME
Interests: drug delivery systems; formulation design; multiparticulates; microparticles; nanocarriers; modified drug release; dissolution improvement; bioavailability enhancement; excipient applications
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To ensure the best timing and appropriate development of a drug effect at the target tissue, good drug absorption and delivery are needed. The sufficient release and penetration of active ingredients from certain drug or cosmetic formulations are the prerequisites for the required pharmacological and beauty effects. However, it is a great challenge to overcome the physiological barriers of the body (e.g., the blood–brain barrier, nasal barrier, dermal barrier, intestinal barrier, etc.) to reach the target organ or target cells at sufficient concentration. The pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic properties of a product can be improved by different techniques, e.g., by mechanistic modulators or using chemical and physical delivery enhancer techniques. This Special Issue is open to original research articles, review papers, or minireviews in this field covering mechanistic, technological, methodological, pharmacological (in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo), biochemical, and formulation approaches.
Dr. Franciska Erdő
Dr. Péter Krajcsi
Prof. Dr. Istvan Antal
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- blood–brain barrier
- dermal barrier
- intestinal barrier
- physiological barriers
- nasal barrier
- drug formulations
- drug transporters
- delivery enhancer techniques