Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Drug Carriers

Luis Villarreal-Gómez

Autonomous University of Baja California

Dr. Luis Villarreal is a member of several editorial and reviewer boards for numerous international journals. He has published more than thirty international papers and reviewed more than ninety-two manuscripts. His research interests include biomaterials, nanomaterials, bioengineering, biosensors, drug delivery systems, and tissue engineering.

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Conventional drug administration has several issues and challenges such as full doses absorption and efficient targeting, some produce undesirable secondary effects and promote damage to organs such as the liver and kidneys, others trigger inflammation and immune response. Hence, drug carriers help to promote drug absorption, enhance targeting, and avoid or decrease secondary effects, others possess the ability to camouflage the drug from immune cells and proteins. Moreover, permit controlled release which provides prolonged delivery of a drug while maintaining its blood concentration within therapeutic limits.

This book project will discuss different novel and traditional strategies to create and characterize systems to be used as drug carriers from the use of nanotechnology through the use of viruses and living organisms.

Book chapters aim to clearly describe, discuss in detail, compare and review the state of the art in drug carriers. physicochemical, mechanical characterization, tissue, and immune response to the drug carrier are also welcome.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 29th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 25th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: April 15th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: June 14th 2022

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About the editor

Luis Villarreal-Gómez

Autonomous University of Baja California

Dr. Luis Villarreal is a research professor from the Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Baja California, México. Dr. Villarreal is the editor in chief and founder of the Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas (RECIT) (https://recit.uabc.mx/) and is a member of several editorial and reviewer boards for numerous international journals. He has published more than thirty international papers and reviewed more than ninety-two manuscripts. His research interests include biomaterials, nanomaterials, bioengineering, biosensors, drug delivery systems, and tissue engineering.

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