Advances in Antimicrobial Organic and Inorganic Nanocompounds in Biomedicine

Chen yu Wang, Pooyan Makvandi, Ehsan Nazarzadeh Zare, Franklin R. Tay, Li na Niu

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Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is an important issue in contemporary society. To date, infection-related problems persist despite intensive research efforts by chemists and biologists. Much effort has been devoted over the last decade to the development of organic/nonmetallic inorganic nanocompounds with antimicrobial activities for overcoming human infections and illnesses produced by antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Both organic nanomaterials such as chitosan nanoparticles and conductive-based polymer nanocompounds, as well as nonmetallic inorganic nanomaterials such as carbon-based nanocompounds and modified nanoceramics, have been manufactured and employed in medicine for treating multidrug-resistant infections. This review describes the most recent advances in the biomedical applications of antibacterial organic/nonmetallic inorganic nanocompounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2000024
JournalAdvanced Therapeutics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020


  • antibacterial
  • biomedicine
  • carbon-based nanocompounds
  • cytotoxicity
  • graphene oxide
  • inorganic fillers
  • polymeric nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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