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https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules/special_issues/dedicated_to_prof_donnelly Special Issue "Novel Formulations and Pharmaceutical Materials to Improve Therapeutic Outcomes for Patients. A Themed Issue Dedicated to Professor Ryan F. Donnelly" A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".
Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues,
Prof. Ryan Donnelly is a Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology at the School of Pharmacy Queen’s University Belfast. His research is centered on design and physicochemical characterization of advanced polymeric drug delivery systems for transdermal and topical drug delivery, with a strong emphasis on improving therapeutic outcomes for patients. His work has covered a wide range of areas, such as medical/pharmaceutical materials, transdermal drug delivery, drug monitoring or photodynamic therapy, among others. Currently, Professor Donnelly's research is focused on novel polymeric microneedle arrays for transdermal administration of “difficult-to-deliver” drugs and intradermal delivery of vaccines and photosensitizers. He has authored over 600 peer-reviewed publications, including several granted patents, 5 textbooks, and approximately 160 full papers. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences. Professor Donnelly is a Visiting Scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Cancer Research, where he is an Associate Member of the Radiation Biology Group. His work has attracted numerous awards, including the Controlled Release Society Young Investigator Award in 2016, BBSRC Innovator of the Year in 2013, the GSK Emerging Scientist Award in 2012, and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Science Award in 2011. His contributions to the field are not only based on his actual research, as he teaches pharmaceutical technology and extemporaneous formulation to Pharmacy students. During his career, he has made a considerable and sustained contribution to the pharmaceutical sciences field, and accordingly, Molecules is highly pleased to host a Special Issue honoring Prof. Donnelly due to his outstanding achievements to develop new formulations to improve patient therapeutic outcomes.
Dr. Eneko Larrañeta Dr. Aaron J. Courtenay Guest Editors
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Keywords Pharmaceutics Drug delivery Vaccine delivery Formulation Photodynamic therapy Transdermal drug delivery Intradermal drug delivery Microneedles Patient monitoring Diagnostics