Graphene-based nanomaterials: biological and medical applications and toxicity

We summarize the latest progress in graphene and its derivatives and their potential applications for drug delivery, gene delivery, biosensor and tissue engineering

Fernanda MP Tonelli; Vânia AM Goulart; Katia N Gomes; Marina S Ladeira; Anderson K Santos; Eudes Lorençon; Luiz O Ladeira; Rodrigo R Resende

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • Graphene and its derivatives, due to a wide range of unique properties that they possess, can be used as starting material for the synthesis of useful nanocomplexes for innovative therapeutic strategies and biodiagnostics
  • We summarize the latest progress in graphene and its derivatives and their potential applications for drug delivery, gene delivery, biosensor and tissue engineering
  • All aspects of how graphene is internalized after in vivo administration or in vitro cell exposure were brought about, and explain how blood–brain barrier can be overlapped by graphene nanomaterials
  • The authors are grateful for grant and fellowship support from CNPq, CAPES and FAPEMIG
  • The authors have no other relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript apart from those disclosed

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