Theranostics 2012; 2(3):235-237. doi:10.7150/thno.4156


Nano-Carbons as Theranostics

Zhuang Liu1✉, Xing-Jie Liang2 ✉

1. Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215123, China
2. Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials & Nanosafety, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, China

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Nano-carbons, including fullerenes, carbon nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and nano-diamonds, are an important class of nanostructures attracting tremendous interests in the past two decades. In this special issue, seven review articles and research reports are collected, to summarize and present the latest progress in the exploration of various nano-carbons for theranostic applications.

Keywords: nano-carbons, biological sensing, imaging, drug delivery, cancer therapies, toxicology