Publication
Title
Carbon-based smart nanomaterials in biomedicine and neuroengineering
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Abstract
The search for advanced biomimetic materials that are capable of offering a scaffold for biological tissues during regeneration or of electrically connecting artificial devices with cellular structures to restore damaged brain functions is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research in materials science. Bioactive nanoparticles for drug delivery, substrates for nerve regeneration and active guidance, as well as supramolecular architectures mimicking the extracellular environment to reduce inflammatory responses in brain implants, are within reach thanks to the advancements in nanotechnology. In particular, carbon-based nanostructured materials, such as graphene, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and nanodiamonds (NDs), have demonstrated to be highly promising materials for designing and fabricating nanoelectrodes and substrates for cell growth, by virtue of their peerless optical, electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. In this review we discuss the state-of-the-art in the applications of nanomaterials in biological and biomedical fields, with a particular emphasis on neuroengineering.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Beilstein journal of nanotechnology
Publication
2014
ISSN
2190-4286
Volume/pages
5(2014), p. 1849-1863
ISI
000344191200002
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Neuroelectronics and nanotechnology: towards a multidisciplinary approach for the science and engineering of neuronal networks (NAMASEN).
Micro and nano engineered Bi-directional carbon interfaces for advanced peripheral nervous system prosthetics and hybrid bionics (MERIDIAN).
Interfacing carbon-based nanomaterials to neurons: toward new horizons in cellular neuroprosthetics (INCA-NANEP).
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 08.10.2017
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