Journal of Nanomaterials

Novel Micro- and Nanomaterials for Pharmaceutical Applications


Publishing date
01 Nov 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
09 Jul 2021

Lead Editor

1Central South University, Changsha, China

2Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

3Changzhou University, Changzhou, China

4Xiangya Stomatological Hospital, Changsha, China

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Novel Micro- and Nanomaterials for Pharmaceutical Applications

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Novel micro- and nanomaterials have attracted significant interest for pharmaceutical applications. With nanotechnology, small particles fabricated at a micro- or nanoscale show high dissolution rate in body fluids, high permeation through skin and membranes, good activity in cell targeting, high sensitivity for medical imaging in the human body, etc. To achieve more desirable functions, current research focuses on developing methods for the synthesis of micro- and nano pharmaceuticals. At present, nanotechnology alongside with DNA-enzymes has been used to target cancer cells. Controlled release results from material modification. Microencapsulation, and microfluidic techniques are some of the advanced approaches that have been used to achieve this.

However, not knowing much about manufactured novel materials delays the application of novel medicines from in vivo to humen. Thus, the key challenge is to better understand the mechanism, and interactions between the living and nano pharmaceuticals. Animal tests and clinical trials are as important as the construction of vivo-mimicking models because they assess the potential use of novel materials in future medicines. Meanwhile, the non-toxic nanomaterials for pharmaceutical applications have always been a big challenge. Therefore, efforts towards developing pharmaceuticals benign by design and making the function process of nanomaterials applied in medicine clearer must be topics addressed from now on. In nanotechnology, instrumental analysis of micro- and nanomaterials is a key research area for studying the above-mentioned challenges. It is also a rapid, and reliable evaluation tool for accelerating research development. Novel analysis ideas are always important. From an industrial perspective, pharmaceutical engineering is the last step for novel medicines to be practically used.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collate original research articles providing valuable inputs in nanomaterial design for pharmaceutical applications. Submissions focussing on the development of novel devices, and the improvement of current technologies are also encouraged. Moreover, we hope that this Special Issue increases our understanding of nanotechnology. Review articles discussing the state of the art are also welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Nanotechnology in medicine
  • Novel materials for pharmaceutical applications
  • Synthesis of micro pharmaceuticals
  • Synthesis of nano pharmaceuticals
  • Animal tests, and clinical trials
  • Toxicologic study of nanomaterials
  • Instrumental analysis of micro- and nanomaterials
  • Pharmaceutical engineering

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2365353
  • - Research Article

Spray-Dried Quercetin-Lactose Powders for Oral Tablets with Improved Dissolution Rates and Modified Material Properties

Long Li | Yuanwei Li | ... | Jia Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4580949
  • - Research Article

Study on the Correlation among Sleep Quality, Cognitive Function, and Self-Management Ability in Hospitalized Elderly Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

Zhoumin Shen | Huali Chen | ... | Nian Xie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9260259
  • - Research Article

Risk Factors of Invasive Pulmonary Fungal Infections in Patients with Hepatitis B Virus Related Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

Xinchun He | Shigang Tang | ... | Caixia Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 3249816
  • - Research Article

Identifying a Six-Gene Signature Predicting Response to TACE in Hepatocellular Carcinoma by Bioinformatics Analysis

Xin Yao | Xin Yin | ... | Leitao Cao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8218042
  • - Research Article

Thromboelastogram-Guided Transfusion Therapy Reduces Blood-Component Transfusion and Improves Coagulation Function during Orthopedic Surgery

Yan Zhang | Yue Song | ... | Kai Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9152985
  • - Research Article

MicroRNA-34c-5p Inhibition of NUF2 Suppresses Lung Adenocarcinoma Cell Viability and Invasion

Xiaoguang You | Haiying Ren | Lijun Wen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9977461
  • - Research Article

Ultrasound Parameters of Umbilical Artery Blood Flow Are Associated with Amniotic Fluid and Umbilical Artery Concentrations of Erythropoietin and Oxidative Stress Injury

Jiewen Tao | JingWang | ... | Mingjuan Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5452239
  • - Research Article

miRNA-146a and miRNA-202-3p Attenuate Inflammatory Response by Inhibiting TLR4, IRAK1, and TRAF6 Expressions in Rats following Spinal Cord Injury

Feng Sun | Haiwei Zhang | ... | Yansong Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9934998
  • - Research Article

A Novel Machine Learning-Based Systolic Blood Pressure Predicting Model

Jiao Zheng | Zhengyu Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2289275
  • - Research Article

Right Anterior Minithoracotomy Is an Alternative, Less Invasive Approach to Median Sternotomy during Aortic Valve Replacement for Patients with Low Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction

Zheng Qu | Bin You | Ping Li
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