Laponite®: A key nanoplatform for biomedical applications?

  title={Laponite®: A key nanoplatform for biomedical applications?},
  author={Helena Tom{\'a}s and Carla S Alves and Jo{\~a}o Rodrigues},
  journal={Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine},
Laponite® is a synthetic smectite clay that already has many important technological applications, which go beyond the conventional uses of clays in pharmaceutics and cosmetics. In biomedical applications, particularly in nanomedicine, this material holds great potential. Laponite® is a 2-dimensional (2D) nanomaterial composed of disk-shaped nanoscale crystals that have a high aspect ratio. These disks can strongly interact with many types of chemical entities (from small molecules or ions, to… CONTINUE READING