Biomedical Applications and Characteristics of Graphene Nanoparticles and Graphene-Based Nanocomposites

  • S. Rajeshkumar
  • P. Veena
Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)


The graphene nanoparticles have a magnificent application in biomedicine due to its various exceptional characteristics. Graphene is the strongest compound than any other metals but it is highly flexible. It has many other promising properties such as good electrical conductivity, high stability at room temperature, and biocompatibility; due to its nanosize, it can penetrate into the cells easily for diagnosis. In our review, we have discussed the application of graphene nanoparticles and graphene-based nanocomposites in the various biomedical fields. Advances in the biosensor, bioimaging, anticancer, antimicrobial, drug delivery and various other applications are demonstrated. This book chapter provides information on various metals and compounds that are involved widely with the graphene-based nanocomposites and their application.


Graphene Nanoparticles Nanocomposites Antimicrobial Anticancer Biosensors Bioimaging Drug delivery 


Conflict of Interest

The authors declared that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Rajeshkumar
    • 1
  • P. Veena
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College and HospitalsSaveetha Institute of Medical and Technical SciencesChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Nanotherapy Laboratory, School of Bio-Sciences and TechnologyVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia

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