About this Research Topic
Various stimuli such as pH, Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), temperature and light act as the vital stimulus in a wide range of applications. Various pathological conditions such as cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and neurodegenerative disorders are accompanied by specific conditions, such as the over expression of ROS seen in inflammatory bowel disease. Hence, targeted delivery can be achieved by designed drug delivery systems which are responsive to these respective stimuli. Advancements in research and development and nanotechnology has brought about a new drug delivery platform, ‘stimuli responsive drug delivery systems’. In recent years, stimuli responsive drug delivery has gained significant attention and there are a wide range of stimuli responsive nanomaterials being developed as it continues to grow as a specialized research area.
Stimuli responsive drug delivery systems are still in the initial stages of development. As there are a wide range of stimulus, such as light, radiation, pH, ROS, temperature, etc., they are interesting candidates to target drug delivery systems to deliver the drug at the site of specific diseases. Stimuli responsive species are very limited, and so far very little development in this direction has been reported. Novel nanomaterials with functional properties towards stimuli are of great interest through their use as nanocarriers for targeted drug delivery. Hence, we believe it is an emerging research area to be explored, in order to treat a range of diseases effectively and in a controlled manner by engineering the drug delivery with a combination of nanomaterials, biomaterials, polymers, etc. The goal of this Research Topic is to bring up-to-date advances and recent progress and developments of new concepts to the reader.
We invite the submission of Original Research, Review, Mini Review, and Perspective articles on themes including, but not limited to:
• Stimuli responsive nanomaterials
• Stimuli responsive drug delivery system
• Stimuli responsive systems in biomedical research
• Diseases and stimuli
• Advanced multi stimuli nanomaterials
• Magnetic-stimuli responsive systems
• Targeted drug delivery
• Controlled therapeutics
• Personalized nanomedicine
Keywords: stimuli responsive nanomaterials, biomedical, stimuli responsive, targeted drug delivery, nanocarrier
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