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Nanomaterials, Special Issue "Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs).


Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Erem Bilensoy

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Interests: Tumor targeted nanoparticles; Cyclodextrin based nanocarriers (nanoparticles, nanocapsules, nanofibers, hydronanogels); Amphiphilic cyclodextrins ; Cationic nanoparticulate drug delivery systems; Wound healing; Bioavailability enhancement through cyclodextrin complexation; Inkjet and 3D printed drug delivery systems
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Adriana Raffin Pohlmann

Organic Chemistry at the Chemistry Institute of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil
Interests: Organic chemistry applied to drug nanocarriers, including polymeric nanocapsules and nanospheres
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Fabio Sonvico

Univ Parma, Interdept Ctr Biopharmanet TEC, Parco Area Sci 27-A, I-43124 Parma, Italy
Interests: pharmaceutical nanotechnology; nasal delivery; brain delivery; lung cancer; polysaccharides

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pharmaceutical nanotechnologies, over the past twenty years, have shown great potential for drug delivery due to their unique biopharmaceutical properties. The first breakthrough applications were related to the intravenous administration of anticancer drugs, loaded liposomes, opening the possibility to target tumor parenchyma via the enhanced-permeability and retention effect. However, more recently, the development of manufactured nanocarriers, starting from different materials, and with more or less complex surface modifications, has widened the possibilities of drug-loaded nanoparticles, allowing for administration via different administration routes, stimuli or environment responsive drug delivery, active targeting of organs or specific cells and multiple actions, as in the case of theranostics.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover recent advances in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnologies for drug delivery, including biodegradable, surface-modified, stimuli-responsive or targeted nanoparticles, liposomes, and micelles designed for parenteral or non-parenteral administration routes.

Prof. Dr. Fabio Sonvico
Prof. Dr. Erem Bilensoy
Prof. Dr. Adriana Raffin Pohlmann
Guest Editors

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Nanoparticles
  • liposomes
  • micelles
  • biocompatible
  • biodegradable
  • stimuli-responsive
  • targeting
  • parenteral administration
  • oral delivery
  • nasal delivery
  • pulmonary delivery
  • topical delivery