About the special issue
Biological barriers throughout the body present significant challenges for successful drug delivery. Due to the limitations of current methods, novel strategies are constantly evolving to overcome these shortcomings. Therefore, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery is excited to announce the 2023 Special Issue Series – “Overcoming biological barriers”.
This issue will focus on the blood-brain barrier. This barrier plays an important role in the homeostasis and protection of the central nervous system; however, this also inhibits the transport of therapeutics and thus limits treatment options. To overcome these limitations, there have been rapid developments in the field of drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier.
With contributions from world-class key opinion leaders across academia and industry, the issue will cover all aspects of drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Application of drug delivery approaches in different disease indications and patient groups
• Brain permeability enhancers
• Trans-nasal delivery
• Convection-enhanced diffusion
• Viral vectors
• Nanoparticle-mediated delivery
• Active efflux transporters
• Receptor-mediated transport
The issue welcomes authors to submit relevant editorials, reviews, technology evaluations, interviews, and original research. The benefit of publishing as part of a special issue is that the articles included often receive more views and higher citation numbers.
If you are interested in contributing, or would like to learn more, then please reach out to the Commissioning Editor, Zoe Kenney, who will be happy to assist.