Graphene Oxide can be used as an anti-cancer drug carrier

Researchers from the Nankai University in china have developed a new drug delivery system that uses Graphene Oxide as the drug carrier. Graphene oxide has a very high surface area, enabling it to transport a large amount of the drug.

The team attached superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles to the graphene oxide, which allows allows the carrier to be targeted to the tumor site by an external magnetic field.

Posted: Nov 21,2010 by Ron Mertens