Special Issue "Cell and Tissue-Based Formulations: from Design to Biomedical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: nanoencapsulation; drug carrier; drug delivery
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We would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue, entitled “Cell and Tissue-Based Formulations: from Design to Biomedical Applications”.
The use of cells and tissues as therapeutic agents have emerged over the past decades in order to offers new therapeutic alternatives to conventional approaches, giving an opportunity to treat pathologies that have not been cured yet. In this regard, numerous advances have been made, including innovative methodologies such as bio-printing for the manufacture of three-dimensional structures. However, the poor delivery and viability of the cells is very limiting and this task represents an area of intensive research. Formulation excipients and biomaterials can limit the quality, safety and efficacy of the product. It is therefore important to understand the efforts of the scientific community to develop defined formulations and to discuss the ability of formulation excipients to increase product quality and recovery during administration. In addition, the administration of living cells and tissues, whether they are differentiated adult cells, stem cells and cell derivatives for biomedical application requires to know their mechanism of action and how they behave in the formulated product. Therefore, this special issue aims to cover different aspects involved in the design and development of cell and tissue based formulations for biomedical applications, and will include articles focused on the design, fabrication and characterization of different formulations loaded with living cells and/or tissue, ranging from suspensions, hydrogels, scaffolds, constructs until bioinks, as well as its latest advances in research and clinical.
The final goal is to facilitate the knowledge and scientific innovations into cell and tissue-based formulations in order to be used for biomedical applications.
Dr. Beatriz Clares
Dr. Patricia Gálvez-Martín
Manuscript Submission Information
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