Special Issue on Sustainable Materials for Sensors and Drug Delivery

Published 22 June, 2021

In recent years, numerous kinds of sustainable materials have been engineered with improved functional properties. For example, to create the next generation of drug delivery and sensor applications (drug-loaded micro- or nanoparticles, antimicrobial films, fibres, foams, polymeric sensors and nanosensors, etc). These renewable systems have a key role to play in areas such as sustainability, conservation, pollution control and greenhouse gas reduction.

This special issue will present novel, high-quality, original research articles as well as review articles, short communications and letters focused on sustainable materials for sensors and drug delivery.

Topics covered:

  • Green and sustainable materials
  • Sustainable natural polymers
  • Advances in sustainable materials production
  • Green and sustainable materials for drug delivery
  • Sustainable biomaterials as drug delivery excipients
  • Sustainable polymers for drug delivery
  • Sustainable cellulosic materials as drug carriers
  • Nanocellulose as sustainable biomaterials for drug delivery
  • Sustainable plant-derived materials used for drug delivery
  • Sustainable biomaterials based on chitin and chitosan, alginates, starches or pectin
  • Smart strategies to reuse sustainable natural materials as drug delivery platforms
  • Green synthesis of nanomaterials from sustainable materials for drug delivery
  • Biocomposites for drug delivery derived from sustainable materials
  • Scaffolds for drug delivery derived from sustainable materials
  • Materials for chemical sensing
  • Nano- and micro-technologies for sensing
  • Chemical assays and validation
  • Analytical methods
  • Chemical sensor applications
  • Nanosensors
  • Electrochemical devices and sensors
  • Chemical biosensors - bioenergy and materials
  • Nano-biosensor materials
  • Applications of sensors

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 15  December 2021

Submission Instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select Sensors and drug delivery on submission.

Guest Editors:

  • Prof. Md Saquib Hasnain, Department of Pharmacy, Palamau Institute of Pharmacy, India. Email: msaquibhasnain@gmail.com
  • Dr. Amit Kumar Nayak, Department of Pharmaceutics, Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India. Email: amitkrnayak@yahoo.co.in

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