Graphene Nanohybrid Platforms for Biotechnology: Bioimaging, Sensing and Therapy, Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanotechnology and Applied Nanosciences".

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Department of Chemistry, Room No. 604, Cha building, Myongji University, 116 Myongji-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin City 449-728, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
Interests: nanohybrid synthesis; bioimaging and therapy; au nanomaterials; flexible nanomaterials for optical use/energy; nanobiosensor; nanomedicine; colloidal assembly; photo-thermal materials
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Department of Physics, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085, USA
Interests: magnetic materials; condensed matter physics; nanomaterials
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Department of Chemistry, Myongji University (Korea), Seoul, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
Interests: Graphene oxide development for biomedical applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The era of nanobiotechnology has ushered in a new generation of biomedical approaches in the fields of nanomedicine, in vitro diagnostics, imaging, and image-guided therapy. Multifunctional agents using graphene nanoparticles, monolayered graphene, and graphene-related hybrid forms have been developed, while a broad spectrum of biomedical research targeting future theranostic and biosensor applications is intensely pursued globally. Many efforts have been expended in the control of the size, shape, and surface chemistry in order to endow the graphene with multi-functionality. Smart, integrated graphene agents are of special interest, because of their specific 0D carbon properties, 2D electronic nature, and efficient in vitro correspondence with light. Many are being tested in small animal experimental studies, while some have entered in tissue engineering on human subjects, with promising results. The broad use of such graphene in the human body, however, also introduces some challenging cytotoxicity issues, which need to be addressed.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles related to graphene, and its derivatives for biomedical applications.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Synthesis of graphene nanohybrids

-Structural, electronic, magnetic, and morphological characterization of theranostic graphene and graphene derivatives

- Graphene applications in tissue engineering

- Graphene–organic–inorganic hybridized theranostic particles

- Toxicity of graphene nanoparticles

- Multi-mode imaging using graphene hybrids

- Biomedical sensors using (arrayed) graphene layer or particles

- Development of graphene for drug delivery system

-Cell toxicity of metallic/graphene nanohybrids

-Surface modification of graphene for biomedical purposes

- Multifunctional nanohybrids for hyperthermia/drug delivery purposes

- Surface chemistry development for graphene for bio-application

Prof. Dr. Dong Yi
Prof. Dr. Georgia C. Papaefthymiou
Dr. Sitansu Sekhar Nanda
Guest Editors

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A Study on Technology Competition of Graphene Biomedical Technology Based on Patent Analysis
Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(13), 2613; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9132613 - 28 Jun 2019
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Graphene, with high biocompatibility, physiological solubility and stability, has been reported as an emerging material for biomedical applications such as biosensors, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. Recently, identifying the technological competition (TC) of graphene biomedical technology has received worldwide attention from stakeholders. However, [...] Read more.
Graphene, with high biocompatibility, physiological solubility and stability, has been reported as an emerging material for biomedical applications such as biosensors, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. Recently, identifying the technological competition (TC) of graphene biomedical technology has received worldwide attention from stakeholders. However, few studies have attached great importance to review the TC of this field by the analysis of patents. The main objective of this study is to develop a new and comprehensive method to investigate TC in a given technology field by conducting a patent review and then employing a patent roadmap to dig out the technology opportunity. The effectiveness of the approach is verified with the case study on graphene biomedical technology. Compared to previous research, this study makes the following important contributions. First, this study provides a new and systematic framework for the dynamic analysis of TC in a given technology field. It also extends the research perspectives of TC for industry, assignees, and technology, employs a patent roadmap to dig out technology opportunities, and enables stakeholders to understand TC from a dynamic perspective. Second, this study integrates patent analysis with a patent roadmap that has not appeared in existing methodologies of patent review. Third, it first introduces indicators (e.g., high value patent and competition position of top assignees) to the previous patent roadmap and provides a new methodology for patent roadmaps from a country level and assignee level. Finally, this study provides useful information for stakeholders interested in graphene biomedical technology, helps them to find new technology opportunities in this field, encourages them to determine the direction of future research, and has important significance for its application to diverse other emerging technologies. Full article
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