Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PCS-0000569
Title: A review of carbon nanotube: Boon to osteoporosis
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Review Article
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    This review describes the developing potential of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in osteoporosis. Carbon nanotubes are sheets of graphite rolled up to make a tube. They make ideal artificial scaffolds for bones as the nanotubes are lightweight, very strong and the body doesn’t reject them. The carbon nanotubes are injected into the fractured bone and then the bone can be left to heal. Several chemical groups can be attached to the nanotube to assist with the growth and orientation of hydroxyapatite crystals. In this way, the treatment of bone breakages and fractures will be revolutionized by an injection of carbon nanotubes into the break or fracture. The strength of the nanotubes will hold the bones in place whilst the tissue heals. As this process of bone repair becomes more successful it will become possible that large casts won’t be needed to be worn by the patient as the bone re-grows. The speed of tissue growth will be rapidly increased because the carbon nanotubes provide a scaffold for the new bone to grow back by fusing the bone together, meaning that the mobility of the patient won’t be impaired for the long length of time it usually takes the bone to grow back at the present time.

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    P.M. Chaudhari*, S.C. Daswadkar , Dr.P.V.Kasture

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    Department of pharmaceutical science, Pad. Dr.D.Y.Patil College of Pharmacy, Akurdi-411044.Pune, India.


    Received on: 07-04-2009; Accepted on: 30-06-2009

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    P.M. Chaudhari*, S.C. Daswadkar , Dr.P.V.Kasture

    Title:A review of carbon nanotube: Boon to osteoporosis
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (August)
    Year:2009
    Page No: (1179-1183)
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    Methodology:Boon to osteoporosis
    Research Materials:carbon nanotube

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Osteoprosis carbon nanotube cell uptake.

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