Journal of Drug Delivery

Nanotechnology in Advanced Drug Delivery


Publishing date
15 Aug 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2011

Lead Editor

1Centre for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Department of Pharmaceutics, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Sector 67, SAS Nagar, Mohali, Punjab 160062, India

2School of Pharmacy, University of London, London, UK

3Western University of Health Science, CA, USA

4Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, 18 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543


Nanotechnology in Advanced Drug Delivery

Description

Nanotechnology is an upcoming, highly challenging, and a rewarding key research area in the modern scientific setup. It is a field which has been developed to scrutinize, revamp, and control human biological systems at the molecular level. Nanotechnology deals with nanodimension regime and leads to tremendous changes in bulk material properties which has potential applications in all fields including drug delivery. Nanosizing or incorporation of drugs into polymeric and/or lipid-based nanoparticles can help increase the therapeutic potential by delivering drugs having poor aqueous solubility, low permeability, instability, and extensive first-pass metabolism. Nanoparticles have changed the face of delivery of modern, as well as conventional drugs, due to their targeting potential to nucleolus, cell, and tissues, accessing deep molecular targets and controlling drug release. Nanoenabled drug delivery technologies continue to provide a strategy to expand market opportunities for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

We particularly take an interest in manuscripts that report relevance of nanotechnological concepts in different fields of bioactive delivery including active drugs, protein, DNA, and RNA via different routes like oral, transdermal, topical, and intravenous. Reviews that summarize the different scientific outcomes of application of nanotechnology and nanomedicine in the arena of drug delivery are also invited. Main topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Formulation and characterization of different nanocarriers, namely, nanoparticles, liposomes, niosomes, nanoemulsions, nanosupensions, dendrimers, carbon nanotubes, and so forth
  • Multifunctional nanocarriers as a targeted nanomedicine
  • Specific application of nanotechnology in:
    • Oral bioavailability enhancement
    • Topical and transdermal delivery
    • Gene delivery (DNA and siRNA delivery)
    • Vaccine delivery
    • Protein/peptide delivery
    • Nasal and pulmonary delivery
    • Sustained ocular drug delivery
    • Nanotoxicology
    • Any other challenges pertaining to nanotechnology and nanomedicines

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jdd/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 343082
  • - Editorial

Nanotechnology in Advanced Drug Delivery

Sanyog Jain | Ijeoma F. Uchegbu | ... | Giorgia Pastorin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 181646
  • - Review Article

An Overview on the Field of Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Synthetic Peptide-Based Vaccines

Aiala Salvador | Manoli Igartua | ... | José Luis Pedraz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 254095
  • - Research Article

High-Resolution Imaging of Dendrimers Used in Drug Delivery via Scanning Probe Microscopy

Lifang Shi | Christopher J. Fleming | ... | Gang-yu Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 587604
  • - Research Article

Poly(amidoamine)-Cholesterol Conjugate Nanoparticles Obtained by Electrospraying as Novel Tamoxifen Delivery System

R. Cavalli | A. Bisazza | ... | P. Ferruti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 647631
  • - Research Article

Preparation of DNA/Gold Nanoparticle Encapsulated in Calcium Phosphate

Tomoko Ito | Koyuki Ibe | ... | Makoto Otsuka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 962743
  • - Research Article

Preparation of a Nanoscaled Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Hydroxyapatite/DNA Complex Using High Hydrostatic Pressure Technology for In Vitro and In Vivo Gene Delivery

Tsuyoshi Kimura | Yoichi Nibe | ... | Akio Kishida
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 458128
  • - Research Article

Encapsulation of Protein-Polysaccharide HIP Complex in Polymeric Nanoparticles

Ripal Gaudana | Varun Khurana | ... | Ashim K. Mitra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 902403
  • - Review Article

Enhanced Transport Capabilities via Nanotechnologies: Impacting Bioefficacy, Controlled Release Strategies, and Novel Chaperones

Thomai Panagiotou | Robert J. Fisher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 980720
  • - Research Article

Nanoprodrugs of NSAIDs: Preparation and Characterization of Flufenamic Acid Nanoprodrugs

Bong-Seop Lee | Chi Woo Yoon | ... | John S. Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 797503
  • - Research Article

Transplantation of Porcine Hepatocytes Cultured with Polylactic Acid-O-Carboxymethylated Chitosan Nanoparticles Promotes Liver Regeneration in Acute Liver Failure Rats

Zhong Chen | Renan Chang | ... | Jiahui Chen

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