Journal of Mineral and Material Science
[ ISSN : 2833-3616 ]

Biomedical Application of Halloysite Nanotubes: Advances and Prospects

Mini Review
Volume 4 - Issue 4 | Article DOI : 10.54026/JMMS/1070

Femi Alakija1* and Esther Mallet2

1Lonza Cell and Gene, Houston, USA
2College of Osteopathic Medicine, Sam Houston State University, USA

Corresponding Authors

Femi Alakija, Cell Therapy Manufacturing Lonza Cell and Gene, 14905 Kirby Drive, Pearland, TX 77047, USA


Halloysite Nanotube; Drug Delivery; Antimicrobial; Tissue Engineering

Received : October 26, 2023
Published : November 06, 2023


Recently, several difficulties have been faced in the biomedical field, which prompted scientists to explore a wide variety of nanomaterials that can be used to solve issues using tissue regeneration strategies. For decades, Titanium, steel, and metals have been explored for the fabrication of medical implants due to their excellent properties such as hardness, strength, and biocompatibility, but these materials have limitations. Several reports have documented the increase in the human body rejecting Titanium, resulting in revision surgery [1]. Therefore, there is a need to develop materials that can be highly biocompatible, nontoxic, and biodegradable, leading to the development and use of nanomaterials. Additional Halloysite Clay Nanotubes (HNTs) have shown several properties that meet and exceed those needed to replace Titanium, steel, and Metals. This paper reviews the advances and prospects of the biomedical application of HNTs.