Use of graphene-based materials as carriers of bioactive agents

Wing Fu Lai, Wing Tak Wong

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Graphene possesses a large specific surface area, a high Young's modulus, high fracture strength, high electrical conductivity, and excellent optical performance. It has been widely studied for biomedical use since its first appearance in the literature. This article offers an overview of the latest advances in the design of graphene-based materials for delivery of bioactive agents. To enhance the translation of these carriers into practical use, the toxicity involved is needed to be examined in future research in more detail. In addition, guidelines for standardizing experimental conditions during the evaluation of the performance of graphene-based materials are required to be established so that candidates showing higher practical potential can be more effectively identified for further development. This can streamline the optimization and use of graphene-based materials in delivery applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-588
Number of pages12
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021


  • Carbon
  • Controlled release
  • Graphene
  • Loading
  • Nanomaterial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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