Special Issue "Advances in Polymer Drug Delivery Systems"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2023 | Viewed by 223

Special Issue Editor

Department of Science and Technology, Institute of Science and Technology, Federal University of São Paulo, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
Interests: nanoparticles; nanomedicine; drug delivery systems; polymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Polymer drug delivery systems are an important research branch of polymer materials. Recent advances in nanomedicine have confirmed the importance of nanosystems as effective tools for the delivery of small molecules. These polymer loading systems can provide small molecules with good biocompatibility and targeting. Further, polymer drug delivery systems may allow the modulation of drug release kinetics, which could be due to the crosslinking process, biodegradable aspect, or even morphological changes in the conditions of the external medium, such as temperature, pH, and/or ionic strength. Common polymer materials used in drug delivery systems are polysaccharides, protein, chitin, chitosan, starch-based polymers, common biodegradable polymer materials, etc. 

This Special Issue focuses on the latest research on these topics, covering all aspects of structural modification, preparation, and application of polymeric materials for drug-loading systems. Your contribution is key for us to build a good communication platform for polymer drug delivery systems. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Dayane Batista Tada
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • drug release
  • drug release kinetics
  • polysaccharides and protein
  • starch-based polymers
  • biocompatibility
  • biodegradable polymer materials
  • drug delivery systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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