This Virtual Special Issue aims to highlight drug delivery research performed within the biotech and pharma industry. Submit your manuscript by July 1, 2024.

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Molecular Pharmaceutics will publish a Virtual Special Issue titled Recent Developments in Transdermal Microneedle Drug Delivery. Microneedles are minimally invasive novel devices with a broad range of pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. Over the last 10 years, significant advances on the manufacturing and clinical applications of microneedles have emerged that demonstrated their capabilities and potential. Currently, there is strong interest in the development of marketed microneedle patches with a plethora of ongoing clinical trials for the delivery of various therapeutic agents.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and fabrication of novel microneedle patches using novel materials
  • Drug delivery applications of therapeutic molecules (e.g., vaccines, RNA)
  • Clinical applications for various diseases
  • Monitoring, sensing, detection and diagnosis using microneedle devices
  • Wearable patches and MEMS

Organizing Editors

Prof. Dennis Douroumis, Guest Editor
University of Greenwich, United Kingdom | Email

Prof. Dimitrios Lamprou, Guest Editor
Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom | Email

Prof. Roger Narayan, Guest Editor
North Carolina State University, United States | Email

If readers have questions about contributing to this Virtual Special Issue, please contact any of the Guest Editors listed above for more details.

Submission Information

We welcome submissions for this Virtual Special Issue through July 1, 2024. For more information on submission requirements, please visit the journal’s Author Guidelines page.

Manuscripts formatted as Research Articles, Communications, Reviews, or Perspectives will be accepted from all the relevant fields. If the paper is ready before the deadline, please feel free to submit it under the appropriate special issue title, and it will be processed normally. If extra time is needed, please contact us as soon as possible so that we might accommodate the request. Acceptance is dependent on the results of peer review.

Upon acceptance, the paper will be published on a rolling basis in a regular issue of Molecular Pharmaceutics. Once all invited articles have appeared online, they will be collected into a single Virtual Special Issue and provide the authors additional exposure. More information about the journal (such as scope and author guidelines) can be found online here.

Molecular Pharmaceutics is a hybrid subscription journal, meaning there is no publication fee to the author (also called article processing charge or APC) unless the author elects to purchase open access through our various licensing options. Visit our Open Science Resource Center to learn more about our various open access options, or contact for more information.

How to Submit

  • Log in to the ACS Paragon Plus submission site.
  • Choose Molecular Pharmaceutics.
  • Select your manuscript type, and, under "Virtual Special Issue Selection," choose "Recent Developments in Transdermal Microneedle Drug Delivery."
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