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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 518609, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/518609
Review Article

Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Composites for Biomedical Applications

1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Stomatology, China Medical University, Shenyang 110002, China
2School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798

Received 28 December 2013; Accepted 17 January 2014; Published 24 February 2014

Academic Editor: Xiaoming Li

Copyright © 2014 Wei Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This review paper reported carbon nanotubes reinforced composites for biomedical applications. Several studies have found enhancement in the mechanical properties of CNTs-based reinforced composites by the addition of CNTs. CNTs reinforced composites have been intensively investigated for many aspects of life, especially being made for biomedical applications. The review introduced fabrication of CNTs reinforced composites (CNTs reinforced metal matrix composites, CNTs reinforced polymer matrix composites, and CNTs reinforced ceramic matrix composites), their mechanical properties, cell experiments in vitro, and biocompatibility tests in vivo.