The magazine MAQ September 2018 MAQ Magazine November 2018 - Page 322

Schematic illustration of the photodynamic application of carbon-based nanomedicine.

Medical Science

Artificial implants

Artificial implants are a medical staple, and graphene could play a crucial role in the future of these devices. Graphene’s biocompatibility, coupled with its mechanical strength, is beneficial for various composite bio-materials and its electrical conductivity can be used for organs that require such attributes, like nerve tissues and spinal elements.

The Michigan Technological University team, has developed polymer materials that can act as a scaffold for growing tissues and is working on integrating graphene as the electrical conductor.