Special Issue "Graphene-Based Materials: Biological and Biomedical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: graphene oxide; nanoparticles; biomechanics and atomic force microscopy; antibacterial coatings; quantum dots
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Special Issue in Materials: Carbon- or Graphene-Modified Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Graphene-Based Materials: Biological and Biomedical Applications 2.0
Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms in a closely-packed honeycomb two-dimensional structure, is a new kind of carbon nanostructure material that was produced for the first time in 2004. Graphene has been exploited in many applications, and the use of graphene in the biomedical field is rapidly growing. Recent years have seen the explosion of graphene-based materials biomedical research, owing to the captivating physical and chemical properties of this family of nanomaterials, and thousands of scientific papers have been published since 2010, the year of the Geim and Novoselov Graphene Nobel Prize.
The versatile chemistry of graphene-based nanomaterials, including the capability to conjugate with water-soluble and water-insoluble active compounds, DNA, proteins, cells, targeting agents or polymers makes them a desirable nanoplatform for advanced biotechnological applications. Graphene derivates can be designed for drug and gene delivery applications or to realize antibacterial biocompatible scaffolds for the growth and proliferation of human stem cells. The graphene capability to confine light opens the possibility to develop ultrasensitive biosensors and can be applied for therapeutic functions together with imaging capabilities. Since graphene and graphene derivatives are a versatile platform across various biomedical disciplines, in this Special Issue, we aim to illustrate areas of promise and identify future challenges.
Prof. Massimiliano Papi
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- Graphene oxide
- Drug delivery
- Gene delivery
- Tissue engineering
- Photothermal therapy