IMR Press / FBE / Volume 5 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.2741/E643

Frontiers in Bioscience-Elite (FBE) is published by IMR Press from Volume 13 Issue 2 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.


Biomedical applications of carbon-nanotube composites

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1 Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC27695, USA
3 Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA

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Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2013, 5(2), 610–621;
Published: 1 January 2013

The unique physical, chemical and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes make them attractive for a variety of biomedical applications. Carbon nanotubes have been used to modify conventional biomedical materials to enhance mechanical properties, biocompatibility, or to impart other functionalities. New multifunctional composite materials using carbon nanotubes have been developed by combining them with inorganic, polymeric or biological materials. Biomedical applications for which novel carbon nanotube composites have been investigated include antimicrobial coatings, neural implants, tissue engineering scaffolds and electrochemical biosensors. In this paper, research on development and application of carbon nanotube composites for biomedical applications has been reviewed.

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