Carbon nanomaterials, including carbon nanotubes and graphene, are widely studied as new biomaterials for delivering drugs as well as providing scaffolds to regenerate specific tissue/organs.Carbon nanomaterials are being used to develop the next generation of biomaterials for applications in therapeutics and regenerative medicine.In order to use carbon nanomaterials in therapeutics and regenerative medicine, as-grown carbon nanomaterials need to be purified to remove amorphous carbon, catalysts, and other impurities introduced during the synthesis process. Typical purification includes high-temperature annealing, plasma oxidation, and chemical treatment. After attaining the requisite purity, the next step is to modify and functionalize the surface of these carbon nanomaterials to immobilize biomolecules. Carbon nanomaterials have extensively studied over the last two decades for target drug delivery, use as drug carriers, tissue scaffolds, as anti-bacterialagents, MRI contrast agents, and new biosensors, and in regenerative medicine, photothermaltherapy, and electrochemotherapy. Significant advances have been made in technology, engineering, and animal study. (YeoHeung Yun, Sarah Pixley. Tracy Cui, Zhongyun Dong, Boyce Collins, VesselinShanov, SeonghyukKo, DevdasPai, Sergey Yarmolenko, Mark J. Schulz and JagannathanSankar)
OMICS Group International is a scientific organization that promotes open access for relevant scientific information and research findings. About 700+ peer-reviewed journals are handled by more than 25000 editorial board members who belong to both academic and industrial circles in all aspects of Science, Engineering, Management and Technology journals. A collaboration set up recently with 100 international societies would provide a window to wider knowledge-base of worldwide open access health-related information. As part of its drive to boost knowledge-sharing through real-time interaction, this open access group has been organizing over 100 world-class scientific conferences at global venues through the calendar year. Abstracts presented at the meets are invited from scholars with a track record of effective research papers that are also published as special journal issue for each of the conference. Apart from India and the US as established locations, the events would soon expand to several continents to add the regional touch through collaboration with scientific and healthcare bodies in respective geographies like Europe, Australia and the Middle East.
Last date updated on July, 2014