Special Issue "Biodegradable Polymers for Controlled Drug Release and Delivery"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2023) | Viewed by 10274
Interests: chemical modification and applications of chitosan and chitosan-derived materials Studies on biodegradable nanocomposites; chemical modification of epoxies and epoxyacrylates
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Owing to their versatile functionality, polymers are the most investigated materials for controlled drug release and delivery system. Biodegradable polymers including both natural and synthetic polymers such as polysaccharides and aliphatic polyesters, mostly are considered to be biocompatible and bioactive. Moreover, biodegradable polymers can also be modified to own the tuneable physical, chemical and mechanical properties. These biodegradable polymers are frequently applied as the building block of drug carriers to encapsulate and store the therapeutic drugs from immune clearance and to deliver them to illness sites. They are also adapted to possess stimuli-responsive properties for triggering and controlling the release of laden drugs through biological, chemical or physical reactions at targeting region. In this Special Issue, we would like to invite the short communications, reviews and research articles to collect the most advanced results including the synthesis, characterization, properties of natural and synthetic biodegradable polymers, with particular aim to their controlled release behaviors as well as the drug delivery applications.
Prof. Dr. Trong-Ming Don
Dr. Chih-Yu Kuo
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