International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

The New Field of the Nanomedicine
Solano-Umaña, Victor; Vega-Baudrit, José Roberto; González-Paz, Rodolfo

The nanoscience and nanotechnology nowadays are present in many areas of our life, and they will have much impact on the fields of medicine and health care. The world of medicine is very complex, so all of the benefits from nanoscience and nanotechnology to medicine will take time to become evident; however, other benefits will come immediately. The tools of research and medical practice will be less expensive and more powerful. The research and development of new devices as well as the diagnostics will become, more effective, enabling faster response and the ability to treat new diseases. Small sensors, drugs, disease labels and indicators, computers, implantable devices, diagnostic equipment will continuously monitor health, at low cost, and automatic processing will be possible. Many new types of treatment can be addressed, while the medicine cost will go down, treating diseases more safely, and the benefits will be experienced by many more people around the world.

Full Text: PDF