1st Edition

Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications and Healthcare

    368 Pages 6 Color & 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    368 Pages 6 Color & 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Recent advancements and research in nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials engineering the applications of nanomaterial are evolving. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) and CNT-based systems possess unique chemical, physical, and biological properties that make them good candidates in biomedical applications, but they also have some inherent properties that cause great concern about their biosafety. This volume explores the practical applications of carbon nanotubes in biomedical science and human health. It discusses the synthesis, properties, modification, and recent progress of carbon nanotubes and their applications for biosensing, cancer treatment, antibacterial therapy, tissue engineering, targeted drug delivery, and toxicity. It relays the potential and promise of carbon-based nanomaterials for host of applications while also looking at the challenges in synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanomaterials and how to overcome them.


    1. Biomedical Applications of Carbon Nanotubes

    Mir Sahanur Ali , Souvik Mukherjee, Abhisek Majhi, Mir Intaj Ali , Mir Sahidul Ali Jonathan Tersur Orasugh , and Dipankar Chattopadhyay

    2. Biotechnological and Biomedical Applications of CNTs

    T. R.Anilkumar

    3. Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes: Biomedical Applications

    Surendra Agrawal, Shanaika Devadiga, Ashwini Sermasekaran, and Pravina N. Gurjar

    4. Application of Carbon Nanotubes for Targeted Drug Delivery

    Sanjana Subramanian and Sara Jones


    5. Carbon Nanotubes in Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

    Rony Rajan Paul and Maria Mathew

    6. Carbon Nanotubes as an Effective Opportunity for Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer

    Shweta S. Gedam, Swati K. Vetal, Swati G. Talele, and Anil G. Jadhav

    7. Carbon Nanotubes: A Novel Approach in Management of Fatal Disease Cancer

    Umesh Laddha, Eknath Ahire, Khemchand Surana, Swati Talele, Gokul Talele, Sanjay Kshirsagar, and Nilima Thombre

    8. Carbon Nanotubes: Application in Management of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Utkarsha P. Patil, Harshada U. Bagul, Akash M. Bhoite, Swati G. Talele, and Anil G. Jadhav


    9. Recent Advances in Carbon Nanotube Based Electrochemical and Optical Biosensors

    Greeshma Sara John, Athira Maria Johnson, P. Arjun Suresh, N. V. Unnikrishnan, and K. V. Arun Kumar

    10. Role of Carbon Nanotube in Biosensor Developments

    Khemchand Surana, Eknath Ahire, Pankaj Aher, Umesh Laddha, Swati Talele, Sunil Mahajan, Sanjay Kshirsagar, and Shilpa Gajbhiye

    11. Carbon Nanotube: A Promising Role in Biomedical Imaging

    Pankaj Aher, Khemchand Surana, Eknath Ahire, Swati Talele, Gokul Talele, Sunil Mahajan, andSanjay Kshirsagar

    12. Carbon Nanotubes for Bioimaging

    Bony K. John, Neenamol John, Jincy Mathew, and Beena Mathew

    13. CNTs as Promising Adsorbents for Wastewater Purification

    Avinash V. Borgaonkar, and Shital B. Potdar

    14. Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications and Healthcare: New Horizons

    Chin Hua Chia, Kam Sheng Lau, Siew Xian Chin, Nurul Hazwani Aminuddin Rosli, Jei Vincent, and Md Shahariar Chowdhury


    Chin Hua Chia, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia), Malaysia. The recipient of several awards, Dr. Chia has published book chapters and over 200 articles in professional journals. He has also presented his work at many professional meetings. His research focuses on metallic nanomaterials syntheses, with an emphasis on the structure control to tailor the properties of the materials in determining their performance for environmental remediation applications.

    Swati Gokul Talele, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics at Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India. She has 18 years of experience in research and teaching. She has published several books and research and review papers in international and national journals. She has also presented her research work at conferences and has delivered interactive talks at continuing education programs for registered pharmacists.

    Ann Rose Abraham, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi, Kerala, India. She has research experience at several reputed national institutes and has collaborated with various international laboratories. She served as Assistant Professor and Examiner at the Department of Basic Sciences, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, India. Dr. Abraham is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and has authored many book chapters and journal papers and has edited more than 25 books.

    A. K. Haghi, PhD, has published over 250 academic research-oriented books as well as over 1000 research papers. He has received several grants, consulted for several major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. He is Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal. Professor Haghi has acted as an editorial board member of many international journals. He has served as a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures and the Research Chemistry Centre, Coimbra, Portugal.