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

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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

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Academic Editor: Roger J. Narayan

Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2013, 5(2), 610–621; https://doi.org/10.2741/E643
Published: 1 January 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanostructured biomaterials)
Abstract

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.

Keywords
Biomedical
Applications
Carbon-Nanotube
Composites
Review
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