Theranostics 2012; 2(3):283-294. doi:10.7150/thno.3642


Biomedical Applications of Graphene

He Shen1, Liming Zhang1,2, Min Liu1, Zhijun Zhang1 ✉

1. Division of Nanobiomedicine, Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 398 Ruoshui Road, Suzhou, 215123, China;
2. Hunan Key Laboratory of Green Packaging and Application of Biological Nanotechnology, Hunan University of Technology, Zhuzhou 412008, China.

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Graphene exhibits unique 2-D structure and exceptional phyiscal and chemical properties that lead to many potential applications. Among various applications, biomedical applications of graphene have attracted ever-increasing interests over the last three years. In this review, we present an overview of current advances in applications of graphene in biomedicine with focus on drug delivery, cancer therapy and biological imaging, together with a brief discussion on the challenges and perspectives for future research in this field.

Keywords: graphene, biomedical application, drug delivery, biosensing, bioimaging.