Special Issue "Self-Assembled Polymeric Nanostructures for Biomedicine and Industry"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 2493
Interests: self-assembly; nanoparticles; therapeutic systems; biomedical devices; polymeric systems; drug delivery; diagnosis; sensors
I am pleased to invite you to contribute your research papers, reviews, communications, perspectives, and technical notes for the Special Issue entitled “Self-Assembled Polymeric Nanostructures for Biomedicine and Industry".
The self-assembly phenomenon of amphiphiles relies on the spontaneous arrangement of constituent molecules into well-defined 3D structures due to the specific interactions among the components themselves. The process is important in numerous biological processes, including protein folding, cell membrane formation from assembled lipids, and the formation of DNA double-helical structure. It also exhibits a profound impact on numerous fields due to the opportunity to develop versatile nanostructures of controlled shape, size, and properties. Many structures, including micelles, vesicles, hydrogels, and nanofibers, have been successfully applied to drug and gene delivery research, biosensors manufacturing, crystal engineering, biomedical research, and environmental sciences. However, many issues, including stability of the formed structures, encapsulation efficiency, release characteristics, size control upon changing environmental conditions, and scaling-up, still need to be addressed. This Special Issue is devoted to serve as a platform for exchanging ideas for a better understanding of the complex nature of the self-assembly process, to present recent progress in the biomedical field of polymeric self-assembled nanostructures, and to inspire researchers to develop new advanced polymeric materials.
Dr. Joanna Szafraniec-Szczęsny
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- therapeutic systems
- biomedical devices
- polymeric systems
- drug delivery