Special Issue "Carbon Nanotubes for Bone Tissue Engineering"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kaoru Aoki
Guest Editor
Physical Therapy Division, School of Health Sciences, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan
Interests: carbon nanotubes; bone tissue engineering; bone regeneration; scaffold; composite materials; drug delivery system; biocompatibility; nanotoxicology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have excellent electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and mechanical strength. Great progress has been made in the research and application of CNTs, including their industrial and commercial potential for the energy and aerospace industries. Due to their excellent physicochemical properties, CNTs have also been explored for their promising use as biomaterials, and much research has been conducted on their safety, biocompatibility, and toxicity. A growing body of literature have published results that describe CNTs as a nanomaterial with high biocompatibility for bone tissues. Therefore, CNTs are being studied for their use as a scaffold material or drug delivery system (DDS), either alone or as a composite in bone tissue engineering.
In this special issue, we are seeking in vitro and in vivo studies on CNT and CNT composites for bone tissues, in addition to research on the role of CNTs in new biomaterials for bone regeneration and orthopedic medicine. Also included in this special issue are studies on materials research of CNTs, such as biomaterials production for bone tissue engineering and the evaluation of physicochemical properties.

Dr. Kaoru Aoki
Guest Editor

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  • carbon nanotubes
  • bone tissue engineering
  • bone regeneration
  • scaffold
  • composite materials
  • drug delivery system
  • biocompatibility
  • nanotoxicology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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