New Materials and Nanotechnologies for Innovative therapeutic Approaches

Application of nanotechnology to medical science has been emerging as a new interdisciplinary and cutting-edge area of biomedical research known as nanomedicine. It involves the design and development of novel nanomaterials that, once engineered, are expected to have a profound impact in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of several diseases.
he achievement of nanoarchitectures addressed to release bio-active compounds for therapeutic purposes is one of the most active areas of nanomedicine. Site, timing and dosage of the released species play key roles in determining the therapeutic outcome in terms of selectivity, specificity and efficacy.
In this special section, some of the most recent advances in this field will be presented and discussed.