Recent Advances in Drug Delivery and Formulation

(Formerly Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation)

ISSN (Print): 2667-3878
ISSN (Online): 2667-3886

Volume 16, Issue 4, 2022

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Editorial Board


raddf Editor-in-Chief 4400 Stefano Giovagnoli Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Perugia Perugia Italy

Professor Stefano Giovagnoli is Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology and Biotechnology in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Italy. His main research interests focus on dry powders for the treatment of pulmonary infections, organic and inorganic nanoparticles for targeted and local delivery and the engineering of cells as drug delivery systems and therapeutic tools. He serves as board member of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation and the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Research, Review Editor of Frontiers in Pharmacology. He is a member of the AAPS, the Italian Chemical Society (SCI), the AAPS Italian University Network (AItUN), the Association of Italian Faculties of Pharmaceutical Technology and Regulation (ADRITELF) the Italian CRS chapter, and the Aerosol Society.

stefano.giovagnoli@unipg.it
Co-Editor 4401 Tin Wui Wong Faculty of Pharmacy University Technology Mara Puncak Alam Malaysia

Professor Dr. Wong Tin Wui obtained his PhD degree from National University of Singapore in 1999. He is presently the lecturer and research fellow at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. His research areas are primarily focused on particle/scaffold design for targeted oral, transdermal and pulmonary drug delivery. His current research interests are innovative use of microwave as skin penetration enhancer for transdermal/topical drug delivery, development of nanoparticle formation processes and design of nanoparticles for diabetes as well as lung, skin and colorectal cancer treatment/prevention. He has authored more than 110 journals and 20 chapter publications in the field of drug delivery.

wongtinwui@uitm.edu.my wongtinwui@yahoo.com
Associate Editor 4402 Roop K. Khar B. S. Anangpuria Educational Institutes Institute of Pharmacy Faridabad, Haryana India

Prof. Roop Krishen Khar is a renowned academician and a research scientist. He has supervised 72 Ph.Ds,. 175 M.Pharm. theses and has published more than 290 research papers in international & national journals with cumulative impact points of more than 450; H index of 52 , citation of 11673 and i.10 index of 141.. Dr. Khar is an inventor of two US & one Indian patent. He has published eleven text books, including the latest one, 4th revised edition (2013) of Lachman/lieberman’s Text Book of Industrial Pharmacy. After superannuation from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Jamia Hamdard, presently Prof. Khar is the Principal and professor at B. S. Anangpuria Inst. of Pharmacy Sciences, Faridabad, Haryana.

roopkhar@hotmail.com roopkhar@anangpuria.com
Regional Editors AFRICA 4404 Viness Pillay Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa

Professor Viness Pillay, a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), is a South African NRF Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Biomaterials and Polymer-Engineered Drug Delivery Technologies hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand. Prof. Pillay is a Personal Professor of Pharmaceutics and Director of the Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform (WADDP) Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, South Africa. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the field of drug delivery technology. Prof. Pillay has published more than 220 manuscripts, 47 patents, and over 35 eBooks and book chapters. He is also a Fellow of Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals.

viness.pillay@wits.ac.za
Asia 4403 Tsutomu Yasukawa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Nagoya City University Nagoya Japan

Tsutomu Yasukawa, MD, is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Japan. Dr. Yasukawa is interested in the development of drug delivery systems involving: controlled drug release from implantable devices and microspheres; and drug targeting. Dr. Yasukawa is also interested in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Yasukawa developed a rabbit lipofuscin accumulation model and a 3-dimensional spheroid culture of retinal pigment epithelial cells.

yasukawa@kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp
EUROPE 4406 Erem Bilensoy Department of Pharmaceutical Technology Hacettepe University Ankara Turkey

Erem Bilensoy is a full professor of pharmaceutical technology. She graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy in 1992 and obtained her double Ph.D. degree with “mention tres honorable” with a co-tutelle thesis between Université Paris-Sud and Hacettepe University in 2002 under the supervision of Dominique Duchene and Atilla Hıncal on the evaluation of amphiphilic ß-cyclodextrins modified as the key novel excipients in the preparation of nanospheres and nanocapsules. She has received full professor position in 2013 from Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Technology. She is the author of more than 70 scientific articles published in SCI indexed journals, 15 international book chapters. She has given more than 30 invited lectures, more than a total of 300 oral and poster presentations receiving more than 1670 citations.

eremino@hacettepe.edu.tr
4405 Maria Carafa Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy

Prof. Carafa is associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology – Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, University “Sapienza” of Rome. She started her scientific carrier in the development of prolonged/controlled drug delivery systems based on natural polysaccharides. In last years, she focused her research on the preparation and the characterization of phospholipid and surfactant vesicles as drug delivery systems for several pharmaceutical applications: topical, ophthalmic, diagnostic, pulmonary, oral, CNS disorders and cellular targeting. She authored more than 70 journal manuscripts and served as a peer reviewer for about 20 journals in the related field. She is the coauthor of 3 book chapter and 4 patents/patent applications.

maria.carafa@uniroma1.it
NORTH AMERICA 4407 Brahma N. Singh Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. Princeton NJ United States

Dr. Singh is currently the Director of Formulation Development at Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. He has over 16 years of extensive R&D experience in pharmaceutical development for NCEs (12 years) and generic drug products (4 years), and approximately 2 years in commercial manufacturing and packaging of solids. Industry experience includes small, mid-size and large pharmaceutical companies and covers both CMC leadership and staff management with increasing responsibilities. His core expertise are in oral solids and sterile powders for infusion, and includes formulation development, process development and scale-up, technology transfer, and regulatory filings for US, Europe and Canada. Previously, Dr. Singh holds a Ph.D in Industrial Pharmacy from St. John’s University, New York, an M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from South Dakota State University, and B. Pharm and M. Pharm degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of Banaras Hindu University in India. He has authored 19 peer-reviewed publications including 3 book chapters, and 5 United States Patents.

brahmasingh@hotmail.com
SOUTH AMERICA 7392 Tania Mari Belle Bresolin Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program University of Vale do Itajai Itajai Brazil

Prof. Tania Bresolin is Professor in Quality Assurance at Pharmacy course and Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPGCF), at University of Vale do Itajaí (UNIVALI), Santa Catarina, Brazil. Her main research interests focus on the Analysis and Quality Control of Drugs and Medicines, HPLC and Analytical Validation, with partnership projects with Company in the development of herbal medicines and phytocosmetics. She is member of CISDEM (Iberoamerican-Swiss Center for Development of Dosage Forms), ABCF (Brazilian Association of Pharmacist), and the Brazilian Pharmacognosy Society.

tbresolin@univali.br tbresolin@univali.br
Section Editors 4410 Diego R. Perinelli School of Pharmacy University of Camerino Camerino Italy

Dr. Diego Romano Perinelli is a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Camerino (Italy). He received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Camerino in 2015 working on the “physical-chemical characterization of nanostructured drug delivery systems”. He was a visiting researcher in different institutions such as Critical Pharmaceuticals (Nottingham, UK), The University of Hong Kong, King’s College London (UK), University of Lincoln (UK) and University College of Dublin (UCD). Currently, his research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of new biocompatible surfactants and formulation of lipid nanovectors for pharmaceutical applications.

Drug Delivery and Formulation (Biomolecules) diego.perinelli@unicam.it
4409 Nadia Passerini Department di Farmacia e Biotecnologie Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna Bologna Italy

Nadia Passerini is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Bologna (Italy). Her research is concerned with the design and manufacture of advanced drug delivery systems, mainly for oral administration. Currently her research interests include the formulation, production and characterization of microparticles obtained by the spray congealing technology, the optimization of granulation and coating processes and the development of pediatric formulations. She is author of over 70 international articles, 2 patents, 1 book chapter and over 50 contributions to national and international conferences.

Manufacturing Technologies nadia.passerini@unibo.it
4408 Dong Hee Na Department of Pharmacy Chung-Ang University Seoul South Korea

Dr. Dong Hee Na obtained his BS degree in College of Pharmacy from SungKyunKwan University in 1996 and his Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from SungKyunKwan University, South Korea in 2001. His professional career includes postdoc at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (2003-2005), assistant/associate professor at College of Pharmacy, Kyungsung University (2005-2012), associate professor at College of Pharmacy, Kyungpook National University (2012-2017), and professor at College of Pharmacy, Chung- Ang University since 2017. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Na’s research focuses on the PEGylation technology for improving pharmaceutical properties of peptide and protein drugs, microparticles engineering for sustained drug delivery, and dendrimer-based nanomedicine technology for targeted drug delivery. Recently, his studies on dendrimer-based nanostructures for inhibiting influenza virus infection and for the treatment of sepsis were published in Nature Nanotechnology (2017;12:48-54) and Biomaterials (2020, article No. 120000). Currently, Dr. Na is an editor of Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation, the official journal of the Korean Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology.

Drug Delivery using Bioconjugation Technology dhna@cau.ac.kr
Editorial Board Members 4457 Sushama Talegaonkar Department of Pharmaceutics Jamia Hamdard New Delhi India

Dr. Sushama Talegaonkar is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, DPSRU, New Delhi. Dr Talegaonkar has granted one Indian Patent and filed 6 Indian patents. She has published more than 220 research papers in high impact factor International reputed journals and 30 papers in National journals with h-index 46, i10-index -122 and 8750 google scholar citations. She has co-authored four books and authored 12 chapters in International reference books. She has presented papers in more than 50 National and International conferences and participated in more than 50 symposia and workshops. She was awarded the prestigious Motan Devi Dandiya Biennial Prize for best publication in Pharmaceutical Sciences for the period 2010-11. Dr Talegaonkar has so far supervised 26 Ph.D and 50 Master Students. She is also a member of the editorial board of Recent patents on drug delivery and Formulation.

stalegaonkar@gmail.com
4462 Nayanabhirama Udupa Department of Pharmaceutics Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Manipal India n.udupa@manipal.edu n.udupa@manipal.edu 4448 Yasuko Obata Department of Pharmaceutics Hoshi University Tokyo Japan obata@hoshi.ac.jp 4414 Brahmeshwar Mishra Department of Pharmaceutics Banaras Hindu University Varanasi India bmishra.phe@itbhu.ac.in bmishrabhu@rediffmail.com 4440 Let'cia S. Koester Faculdade de Farmácia The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre Brazil leticia.koester@ufrgs.br 4453 Dipak K. Sarker School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences The University of Brighton Brighton United Kingdom

Dipak Sarker is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics. He graduated with a PhD in physics in 1995, and is a nanotechnologist and material scientist working in the fields of industrial product science and medical devices and drug delivery. He has a number of doctoral students and postdoctoral scientists in his interfacial nanoscience group and links with other institutions and industrial organisations.

d.k.sarker@brighton.ac.uk
4436 Richard A. Gemeinhart Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences The University of Illinois Chicago IL United States

Dr. Gemeinhart is Associate Professor in the departments of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gemeinhart is also Research Integrity Officer at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Gemeinhart was trained in bioengineering (B.S.E. from Purdue University), pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D. from Purdue University), and chemical engineering (postdoctoral training from the Cornell University). In his 20+ years of research, Dr. Gemeinhart has focused on soft mater engineering, with specific applications in biomedical sciences. Dr. Gemeinhart focuses on understanding soft mater and how soft mater can be manipulated (engineered) to control the action of cells through direct material-cell interactions or through delivery of therapeutic molecules. Dr. Gemeinhart has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, 4 book chapters, and 3 patents in the areas of drug delivery and cell-material interactions.

rag@uic.edu
4417 Carlotta Marianecci Department of Drug Chemistry and Technology Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy

Dr. Carlotta Marianecci is an assistant professor at Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies, Sapienza University of Rome. Her research activity is mainly focused on Pharmaceutical Technology and in particular, preparation and characterization of phospholipid (liposomes) and non-phospholipid (niosomes) vesicular systems, nanobubbles and nanoemulsions and on their application studies for therapeutic, diagnostic and theranostic approaches. She is the author of about 60 national and international research papers, 3 patents, 3 book chapters and about 60 oral and poster presentations. She is a referee of about 10 international journals focused on nanotechnology and drug delivery, and editorial board member of the World Journal of Respirology.

carlotta.marianecci@uniroma1.it
4433 Touraj Ehtezazi Pharmacy and Bio molecular Sciences ​Faculty of Science ​ Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool United Kingdom

Dr Touraj Ehtezazi is working as Senior Lecturer, in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University. His h-index is 10 with peer-reviewed papers in the field of drug delivery systems. His research interest includes pharmaceutical inhalers, 3D printing, and brain targeting drug delivery systems. Touraj has supervised 3 PhD students. Dr Ehtezazi has joined Young onset dementia group at The Walton Centre (Neurology and Neurosurgery), Liverpool since 2018. He is working on the neurotoxicity of hydrophobic bile acids in Alzheimer’s disease, and identifying suitable treatments to prevent/delay Alzheimer’s disease. He has published a paper with this group and more papers are in the pipeline. Dr. Ehtezazi was awarded a grant by The Royal Society of Chemistry in developing 3D printed light-activated wound dressings. Besides, Dr. Ehtezazi was awarded a grant by the Liverpool John Moores University to develop protocols to minimise aerosol levels in dental clinics to minimise contraction of COVID-19 for both clinical staff and patients. Touraj also is a leader of drug delivery formulation section in Centre for Natural Product Discovery at Liverpool John Moores University.

t.ehtezazi@ljmu.ac.uk
4447 Seyed M. Moghimi Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark moien.moghimi@sund.ku.dk moien.moghimi@sund.ku.dk 4455 Patrick J. Sinko Department of Pharmaceutics The State University of New Jersey New Jersey NJ United States sinko@rutgers.edu sinko@rci.rutgers.edu 4425 Mansoor M. Amiji ​Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy Northeastern University Boston MA United States m.amiji@neu.edu 4411 Philip Kwok School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health The University of Sydney Sydney Australia

Dr. Philip Chi Lip Kwok obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2007 from The University of Sydney, Australia. Presently, Dr. Kwok is Lecturer of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in the Faculty of Pharmacy, at The University of Sydney. His research mainly focuses on drug delivery to the lungs as aerosols to treat local or systemic diseases. Dr. Kwok has published over 55 manuscripts in various journals of international repute, and his documents have received citations greater than 1,035.

0000-0002-5362-0671 12646007800 philip.kwok@sydney.edu.au
4413 Gaurav Gupta Department of Pharmacology School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Jaipur National University Jaipur India

Dr. Gaurav Gupta is the Associate Professor in Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, India. He has a teaching and research experience of around 7 years. He has an extensive experience in molecular, biochemical and pharmacology with special emphasis on preclinical studies including behavioral, neuropharmacological, nephrological, endocrinological study. To substance above claim he has more than 70 research and review articles in the national and international journals of repute with the total cumulative Impact Factor above 90. He has supervised PhDs, 20 postgraduate students.

gauravpharma25@gmail.com
4452 Amirhossein Sahebkar School of Medicine Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad Iran

Amirhossein Sahebkar received his Pharm.D and PhD in Medical Biotechnology degrees from the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS; Mashhad, Iran), and is currently serving as a faculty member in the Department of Medical Biotechnology (School of Medicine), and Biotechnology Research Center of MUMS, with an adjunct title at the Metabolic Research Centre, University of Western Australia Perth. His research focuses on the investigation of novel lipid-modifying agents, including natural products and curcumin, for the management of severe dyslipidemias and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

sahebkara@mums.ac.ir amir_saheb2000@yahoo.com, amir_saheb2000@yahoo.com
4431 Bice Conti Department of Drug Sciences University of Pavia Pavia Italy bice.conti@unipv.it 4446 Ashim K. Mitra Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City MO United States mitraa@umkc.edu 4429 Frank J. Burczynski ​Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Faculty of Pharmacy ​University of Manitoba Manitoba MB Canada burczyn@cc.umanitoba.ca 4454 Hemanta K. Sharma Department of Pharmaceutical Science Dibrugarh University Dibrugarh, Assam India

Dr. H. K. Sharma is a faculty in Pharmaceutics in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, India. He has nearly 20 years of research and teaching experience. His research area includes drug delivery systems, Natural Pharmaceuticals, and Traditional medicines. He has more than 40 manuscripts, 2 co-authored and 1 co-edited books to his credit. He is associated with several journals as editorial board member and as a reviewer. He is also member of various organizations like Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Indian Science Congress Association, American Chemical Society, International Congress for Chemistry & Environment, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India etc.

hemantasharma123@yahoo.co.in hks@dibru.ac.in
4424 Javed Ali Department of Pharmaceutical Jamia Hamdard University New Delhi India

Prof. Javed Ali received his academic training from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. He was a PDF at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Frankfurt, Germany in 2005. He has been involved in teaching, research, mentoring, advising, and administration for the past 25 years. Prof. Ali has been bestowed with several awards and has received research grants from all the leading sponsoring bodies in India, and different industries. He is actively involved in the field of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems for CNS disorders. He is supervising scientific research at the postgraduation and the doctoral level. He has guided 76 theses of M.Pharm. and 37 theses of Ph.D. He has written several books and has contributed several invited book chapters on controlled and novel drug delivery systems. He has presented his research work in more than 100 conferences held in India and abroad. He has an h-index of 68, i10 index of 245, and more than 17,800 citations to his credit as per Google Scholar bibliometric data in Aug, 2021. He has been featured in the recently published Worldwide Ranking of top 2% scientists (Pharmacy and Pharmacology category) by an independent study published by Stanford University. He is on the editorial board of many renowned journals. He has guest-edited thematic issues of reputed international journals.

25641028400 0000-0001-5308-0655 https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=ivR2PTUAAAAJ&hl=en javedaali@yahoo.com jali@jamiahamdard.ac.in
4461 Ijeoma Uchegbu Department of Pharmaceutics School of Pharmacy University of London London United Kingdom

Ijeoma Uchegbu is Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience within the UCL School of Pharmacy. She obtained her PhD from the School of Pharmacy in 1994 and was appointed to a lectureship in Drug Delivery in 1997 within the University of Strathclyde. She became a senior lecturer in 2000 and a Professor of Drug Delivery in 2002. She then joined the School of Pharmacy as a Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience in 2006 and joined UCL in 2012. In 2010 Ijeoma became cofounder Chief Scientific Officer of Nanomerics Ltd, a specialty pharmaceutical company and spin out from UCL.

ijeoma.uchegbu@ucl.ac.uk
4451 David Quintanar-Guerrero Ingeniería y Tecnología Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México State of Mexico Mexico quintana@unam.mx 6918 Gopinatha Suresh Kumar CSIR Indian Institute of Chemical Biology Kolkata West Bengal India gskumar@iicb.res.in email;gskumar@csiriicb.in, gsk.iicb@gmail.com 4450 Thrimoorthy Potta Department of Chemical Engineering Arizona State University Tempe AZ United States pottaptm@gmail.com 4430 Ezharul H. Chowdhury Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences Monash University Selangor Malaysia ezhar888@yahoo.com md.ezharul.hoque@monash.edu 4444 Tamara Minko Department of Pharmaceutics The State University of New Jersey Piscataway NJ United States minko@rci.rutgers.edu 4427 Marcos L. Bruschi Department of Pharmacy State University of Maringá Maringá Brazil mlbruschi@gmail.com mlbruschi@uem.br 4443 Bozena Michniak-Kohn Department of Pharmaceutics The State University of New Jersey Piscataway NJ United States no citations michniak@biology.rutgers.edu 4439 Sanyog Jain Centre for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali India sanyogjain@niper.ac.in 4423 Farhan J. Ahmed ​Department of Pharmaceutic Jamia Hamdard New Delhi India

Prof. Farhan Jalees Ahmad has 23 years of rich experience in Research and Teaching. He is working in the area of Nanomedicine for the last 12 years and has published a number of research papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has been granted projects to a tune of rupees 4.5 crores from National agencies like DBT, CCRUM, AYUSH, UGC, DST and International agencies like FIP and OPCW etc. He has earned many accolades including Young Scientist Fast Track from DST, Scientist of the Year-2005 from NESA, UGC Research Award’2011, Bharat Jyoti Award 2011. He has a US patent, Two PCT and 24 Indian patents to his name. He has published more than 300 research and review papers, 12 Book chapters and 9 books. He has guided around 35 M.Pharm students and about 33 PhD scholars.

farhanja_2000@yahoo.com
4460 Vladimir P. Torchilin Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine Northeastern University Boston Massachusetts United States 68301 citations

Vladimir P. Torchilin, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, Boston. His interests include drug delivery and targeting, nanomedicine, multifunctional and stimuli-sensitive pharmaceutical nanocarriers, biomedical polymers, experimental cancer therapy. He has published more than 400 original papers, more than 150 reviews and book chapters, wrote and edited 12 books, and holds more than 40 patents. Google Scholar shows more than 44,000 citations of his papers with H-index of 96. He is Editor-in-Chief of Current Drug Discovery Technologies, Drug Delivery, and OpenNano, Co-Editor of Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and on the Editorial Boards of many other journals. He received more than $30 M from the governmental and industrial sources in research funding. He has multiple honors and awards in 2011, and the Times Higher Education ranked him number 2 among top world scientists in pharmacology for the period of 2000-2010.

v.torchilin@northeastern.edu v.torchilin@neu.edu
4420 Fusun Acarturk Department of Pharmaceutical Technology Faculty of Pharmacy Gazi University Ankara Turkey

Prof. Dr. Füsun Acartürk is the head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Turkey. She has nearly 40 years of experience in pharmaceutical technology area. She is an author or co-author of more than 70 original research/review papers in the national/international journals, 8 book chapters and 3 patents. She has supervised MSc and PhDs, 16 postgraduate students. Her current interest lies in electrospinning, nanofibers, 3D printing for drug delivery, colonic and vaginal drug delivery, mucoadhesive drug delivery systems and wound healing.

facar@tr.net
4449 Abdelwahab Omri Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Laurentian University Ontario ON Canada

Dr. Abdel Omri received his Ph.D. from Université de Montréal in 1996. He is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with a cross-appointment to the Department of Biology, the Biomolecular Sciences Ph.D. Programme, School of Rural and Northern Health Ph.D. Programme and School of Midwifery. Dr. Omri’s research interests are focused on Lipid-based drug and vaccine delivery systems. His laboratory employs a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the antimicrobial resistance to gram-negative bacteria in cystic fibrosis patients and medical device implants. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles over his career on various aspects of drug delivery and targeting in addition to several published book chapters and books. In addition, Dr. Omri has 3 patents. He has served on several Editorial Boards and Granting Agencies in Canada and abroad as well.

aomri@laurentian.ca
4426 Ajay K. Banga Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Mercer University Atlanta GA United States banga_ak@mercer.edu 4415 Fabio Sonvico Department of Pharmacy University of Parma Parma Italy fabio.sonvico@unipr.it 4441 Joseph Kost Department of Chemical Engineering Ben Gurion University of the Negev Beer Sheva Israel kost@bgu.ac.il 4437 Katerina Goracinova Department of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceuics University of Sts Cyril and Methodius Skopje Macedonia kago@ff.ukim.edu.mk 4459 Ashok Tiwary Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research Punjabi University Patiala India

Dr. A. K. Tiwary is working as Professor (Pharmaceutics) in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Research at Punjabi University, Patiala, India. He completed his PhD in Pharmaceutics at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has to his credit 113 research papers/articles and one US Patent. His h- index is 30 and i-10 index is 66. He has guided 12 PhD scholars and more than 45 M. Pharm. students. His research pursuits include transdermal drug delivery, modified oral drug delivery using natural polymers and their derivatives, spermicidals, microemulsions and SMEDDS. He actively contributes his expertise to industries, academia and is on the board of many reputed journals as reviewer and editorial board advisor.

aktiwary2@rediffmail.com
4418 Piotr Dobrzynski Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials Jan Dlugosz University Częstochowa Poland p.dobrzynski@ajd.czest.pl
Associate Editorial Board Members 4467 Fahima Dilnawaz Department of Biotechnology Institute of Life Sciences Bhubaneswar India

Dr. Fahima Dilnawaz is working as Women Scientist in the Laboratory of Nanomedicine at Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. She has been actively working with polymeric nanoparticle, magnetic nanoparticle and mesoporous silica nanoparticles based drug delivery system for the cancer therapy. Her current focus is towards theranostic approach of an effective management of cancer. To her credit, she has published several articles and contributed chapters in books. She is also serving as reviewer for various nanomedicinal journals.

fahimadilnawaz@gmail.com
4466 Mohammad S. Hasnain Department of Biochemistry Shri Venkateshwara University Gajraula India

Dr. M Saquib Hasnain has over 6 years of research experience in the field of drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulation analyses, especially systematic development and characterization of diverse nanostructured drug delivery systems, controlled release drug delivery systems, bioenhanced drug delivery systems, nanomaterials and nanocomposites employing Quality by Design approaches as well as development and characterization of polymeric composites, formulation characterization using FTIR, DSC, PXRD, SEM, TEM, HPLC, LC-MS, and many more. Till date he has authored over 30 publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals, 30 book chapters, and 1 book. He is also serving as the reviewer of several prestigious journals.

msaquibhasnain@gmail.com
4464 Syed Raza Department of Biochemistry Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital Era University Lucknow India

Dr. Raza is an Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, and in-charge of the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital (ELMC&H), Era University, Lucknow. He is a Visiting Scientist at the American University of Barbados, Latin America since, 2015. His laboratory’s interest lies in finding best ways to utilize stem cell therapy to treat neurodegenerative diseases. His lab strives to understand the survival and death cues for stem cells in oxidative and/or inflammatory microenvironment. Further, his lab is interested in the development of new therapeutic approaches such as nanoparticles-mediated delivery and protein therapy for stem cells, and delivery of nanoparticles tagged stem cells into the rodent models of stroke, spinal cord injury and Alzheimer’s disease.

0000-0002-6147-9399 drshadab@erauniversity.in
Executive Guest Editors 4470 Ashok Tiwary Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research Punjabi University Patiala India

Dr. A. K. Tiwary is working as Professor (Pharmaceutics) in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Research at Punjabi University, Patiala, India. He completed his PhD in Pharmaceutics at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has to his credit 113 research papers/articles and one US Patent. His h- index is 30 and i-10 index is 66. He has guided 12 PhD scholars and more than 45 M. Pharm. students. His research pursuits include transdermal drug delivery, modified oral drug delivery using natural polymers and their derivatives, spermicidals, microemulsions and SMEDDS. He actively contributes his expertise to industries, academia and is on the board of many reputed journals as reviewer and editorial board advisor.

aktiwary2@rediffmail.com
4469 Touraj Ehtezazi Pharmacy and Bio molecular Sciences ​Faculty of Science ​ Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool United Kingdom

Dr Touraj Ehtezazi is working as Senior Lecturer, in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University. His h-index is 10 with peer-reviewed papers in the field of drug delivery systems. His research interest includes pharmaceutical inhalers, 3D printing, and brain targeting drug delivery systems. Touraj has supervised 3 PhD students. Dr Ehtezazi has joined Young onset dementia group at The Walton Centre (Neurology and Neurosurgery), Liverpool since 2018. He is working on the neurotoxicity of hydrophobic bile acids in Alzheimer’s disease, and identifying suitable treatments to prevent/delay Alzheimer’s disease. He has published a paper with this group and more papers are in the pipeline. Dr. Ehtezazi was awarded a grant by The Royal Society of Chemistry in developing 3D printed light-activated wound dressings. Besides, Dr. Ehtezazi was awarded a grant by the Liverpool John Moores University to develop protocols to minimise aerosol levels in dental clinics to minimise contraction of COVID-19 for both clinical staff and patients. Touraj also is a leader of drug delivery formulation section in Centre for Natural Product Discovery at Liverpool John Moores University.

t.ehtezazi@ljmu.ac.uk
7391 Manoj Singh Department of Biotechnology Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University) Ambala India manoj.singh@mmumullana.org marinenanomed@gmail.com
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