Nanodiamond is a unique class of carbon materials with size ranging from 3 nm to several hundreds nm. It has favorable properties for biomedical applications including non-toxic, biocompatible, and flexible surfaces for wide range of functionalization. In addition, the color centers, atomic size point defects in nanodiamond, is rapidly driving the development of nanoscale sensing capabilities owing to the materials unique photonic and spin properties. These unique properties are driving fast growing applications in nanotherapies, diagnostics, drug delivery, medical imaging, nanosensors for magnetic, electric fields, temperature, strain and single molecules. Moreover, nanodiamond based composite have also sparked new development of multi-modal theranostics, as well as emerging applications in catalysis and waste water treatment.
This symposium provides a platform for discussing recent advances of nanodiamond in quantum sensing, diagnostic, biomedical and other novel applications, as well as advances in the fabrication, functionalization, and characterization that enables enhanced performances of nanodiamonds. With recent advances to nanodiamond mass production and clinical applications, this symposium also provides an attractive forum for industry to discover and highlight the growing commercial potential of nanodiamonds.