Graphene-based nanomaterials for drug and/or gene delivery, bioimaging, and tissue engineering

Hong Zhao, Ruihua Ding, Xin Zhao, Yiwei Li, Liangliang Qu, Hao Pei, Lara Yildirimer, Zhengwei Wu, Weixia Zhang

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Here, we discuss the biomedical applications of graphene-based nanomaterials (GBNs). We examine graphene and its various derivatives, including graphene, graphene oxides (GOs), reduced graphene oxides (rGOs), graphene quantum dots (GQDs), and graphene composites, and discuss their unique properties related to their biomedical applications. We also summarize the detailed biomedical applications of GBNs, including drug and/or gene delivery, bioimaging, and tissue engineering. We also highlight the toxicity of these nanomaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1302-1317
Number of pages16
JournalDrug Discovery Today
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery

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