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Nanomedicine--prospective therapeutic and diagnostic applications.

Authors
  • Emerich, Dwaine F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
Publisher
Informa UK (Ashley Publications)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
5
Issue
1
Pages
1–5
Identifiers
PMID: 15709905
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Nanotechnology, or systems/device manufacture at the molecular level, is a multidisciplinary scientific field undergoing explosive development. The genesis of nanotechnology can be traced to the promise of revolutionary advances across medicine, communications, genomics and robotics. Without doubt, one of the greatest values of nanotechnology will be in the development of new and effective medical treatments (i.e., nanomedicine). This review focuses on the potential of nanomedicine, including the development of nanoparticles for diagnostic and screening purposes, DNA sequencing using nanopores, manufacture of drug delivery systems and single-virus detection.

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