Special Issue "Bioapplications of Graphene Composites"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Interests: stem cell; tissue regeneration; biomaterials; epigenetics; aging; extracellular matrix; inflammation; 3D printing
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Development of graphene-based materials in the form of nanoparticles for cell imaging or biosensoring applications, or in scaffolds for regenerative medicine in tissue regeneration, is increasing exponentially.
The biomedical application of graphene is indeed a relatively new area with a high potential. Graphene oxide (GO) is an efficient nanocarrier for drug/gene delivery, an efficient biological sensing and imaging tool, shows antibacterial activity, and is biocompatible for cell culture and tissue engineering.
The tremendous recent interest in the use of graphene-based nanomaterials for tissue engineering applications clearly indicating that graphene and its related substrates are excellent platforms for promoting the adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation of various stem cells, such as human Mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs), human Neuronal Stem Cells (hNSCs), and induced Pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
All these properties make this material potentially suitable for a wide range of applications, such as tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug delivery, and stem cells applications.
Prof. Barbara Zavan
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- Tissue engineering
- Regenerative medicine
- Mesenchymal Stem cell
- Drug delivery
- Gene delivery
- Cell imaging
- DNA sequencing