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Special Issue "Biomedical Applications of Carbonaceous Nanomaterials and Beyond"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Nanoscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 408

Special Issue Editors

School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon 64849, Mexico
Interests: biomaterials; nanomedicine; immunotherapy; advanced drug delivery formulations; biomedical applications; drug delivery
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Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
Interests: nano(bio)technology; nanomedicine; biomaterials; tissue engineering; cardiovascular regenerative medicine; stem cells; 3D bioprinting; wound healing; drug delivery; antimicrobial materials; hydrogels; electrospun scaffolds; materials science and engineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the past few decades, nanotechnology and nanoscience have been developed as new prospects in many scientific fields due to their specific physicochemical and optoelectronic characteristics. The invention of nanotechnology and nanoscience is one of the greatest revolutions since the beginning of advanced technology and science. In this context, carbonaceous nanomaterials (CNMs) such as carbon nanotubes, carbon nano-onions, fullerenes, carbon dots, graphene, graphene oxide, graphene quantum dots, and reduced graphene oxide have attarcted much attention in recent decades because of their inimitable properties, including a large surface area, optical properties, excellent mechanical properties, and extraordinary electrical or thermal conductivity. As a consequence, CNMs have been extensively studied in numerous fields, such as energy, electronics, sensing, catalysis, and biomedical disciplines. In recent years, numerous studies have been performed on CNM-based biomaterials. For instance, CNMs have been used in a wide range of biomedical applications such as drug/gene delivery, bone/tissue engineering, nanomedicine, bioimaging, biosensing, and photodynamic and photothermal therapies due to their unique processability, surface functionality, outstanding mechanical and electrical properties, and tunable fluorescence features. Therefore, it is imperative to acquire comprehensive knowledge about CNMs and their wide range of applications. This Special Issue aims to highlight the various methods of synthesis and characterization for the CNMs family, including their biomedical applications and beyond. This Special Issue also encompasses the biocompatibility and cytotoxicity of CNMs, as well as their possible risk components for biomedical applications and other uses. In addition, this Special Issue outlines the current challenges and future perspectives of CNMs for clinical applications.

This Special Issue is devoted to the interaction between CNMs and tissues/cells; the effect of the size, morphology, shape, and surface of CNMs on their toxicity, biocompatibility, and immunogenicity; the design of novel biodegradable and biocompatible CNMs; instrumentation and technologies to analyze the biocompatibility of CNMs; and challenges to overcome the toxicity of CNMs. This exposure will potentially pave the way for exciting and innovative concepts in CNMs and provide game-changing solutions for several research areas, including tissue engineering, drug delivery, medical devices, biosensors, and other biomedical applications. This Special Issue will highlight original articles and reviews on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Development of CNMs for tissue engineering and drug-delivery applications;
  • Synergistic characteristics and toxicity evaluation of CNMs and their composites for biomedical applications and other uses;
  • Carbon-material-reinforced intelligent/smart CNMs for medical devices, biosensors, etc.;
  • CNMs incorporated into nanofibers, hydrogels, thin films, aerogels, nanoparticles, etc.;
  • Ceramics, metals, and metal oxides incorporated into biomaterials for biomedical applications.

Overall, it is hoped that this Special Issue will facilitate the assembling of new collaborations and motivate new generations to engage in the engineering of CNMs and their composites for a wide range of applications.

Dr. Narsimha Mamidi
Dr. Ebrahim Mostafavi
Dr. Ajeet Kaushik
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • carbonaceous nanomaterials (CNMs)
  • physicochemical properties
  • biomedical applications, nanomedicine, biocompatibility
  • cytotoxicity factors

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