Microneedles for vaccination and drug delivery

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  1. Editors:
    Prof. Philip Prewett, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Prof. Graham Davies, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Dr. Zahra Faraji Rad, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Microneedles made from a range of materials including silicon, metals and polymers have considerable potential for inexpensive disposable patch delivery of drugs and vaccines. The design of robust microneedle arrays for reliable skin penetration, with or without applicators, cost-effective manufacture, and drug and vaccine storage strategies such as dissolving microneedle tips are some of the key areas of current R&D.

Contributions to the thematic issue are invited, including but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Microneedle design
  • Microneedle materials
  • Novel materials: hydrogels, dissolving formulations
  • Microneedle manufacturing processes and scale-up potential
  • Skin penetration modelling and experiments
  • Controlled insertion applicators
  • Applications R&D including preclinical and clinical studies using microneedle arrays

** Submission deadline extended to February 28, 2023 **

Design and characterization of polymeric microneedles containing extracts of Brazilian green propolis

  1. Camila Felix Vecchi,
  2. Rafaela Said dos Santos,
  3. Jéssica Bassi da Silva and
  4. Marcos Luciano Bruschi
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 08 Jun 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 503–516, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.42

Ciprofloxacin-loaded dissolving polymeric microneedles as a potential therapeutic for the treatment of S. aureus skin infections

  1. Sharif Abdelghany,
  2. Walhan Alshaer,
  3. Yazan Al Thaher,
  4. Maram Al Fawares,
  5. Amal G. Al-Bakri,
  6. Saja Zuriekat and
  7. Randa SH. Mansour
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 15 Jun 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 517–527, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.43

Fabrication and testing of polymer microneedles for transdermal drug delivery

  1. Vahid Ebrahiminejad,
  2. Zahra Faraji Rad,
  3. Philip D. Prewett and
  4. Graham J. Davies
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 08 Jul 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 629–640, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.55

Microneedle-based ocular drug delivery systems – recent advances and challenges

  1. Piotr Gadziński,
  2. Anna Froelich,
  3. Monika Wojtyłko,
  4. Antoni Białek,
  5. Julia Krysztofiak and
  6. Tomasz Osmałek
  • Review
  • Published 24 Oct 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 1167–1184, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.98

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