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Current Nanomedicine

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ISSN (Print): 2468-1873
ISSN (Online): 2468-1881

Review Article

Nanorevolution Unleashing the Power of Nanotechnology

Author(s): Divyesh H. Shastri* and Shivani Gandhi

Volume 14, Issue 3, 2024

Published on: 19 January, 2024

Page: [227 - 246] Pages: 20

DOI: 10.2174/0124681873279660231226070118

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Abstract

Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the nanoscale, has been an extraordinary scientific frontier that has revolutionized various fields, with one of the most promising applications being in the realm of medicine. Nanomedicine, an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of nanotechnology and medicine, holds tremendous potential to transform the landscape of healthcare, diagnosis, and treatment. This abstract delves into the burgeoning advancements of nanotechnology in nanomedicine, highlighting its significance, potential benefits, and ethical considerations.

The primary focus of nanomedicine is to engineer and utilize nanoscale materials, such as nanoparticles and nanostructures, to improve the effectiveness and precision of medical interventions. Nano-sized drug delivery systems can target specific cells or tissues, enhancing therapeutic outcomes and reducing side effects. These nanocarriers can penetrate biological barriers and accumulate at disease sites, enabling more efficient drug delivery and increasing the bioavailability of therapeutic agents. Furthermore, nanotechnology has opened new horizons in medical imaging. Nanoparticles can be engineered to be responsive to certain diseases or conditions, providing valuable information for early detection and precise diagnosis. Novel contrast agents based on nanomaterials have the potential to revolutionize imaging techniques, offering higher sensitivity and specificity, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes.

Beyond diagnostics and drug delivery, nanotechnology is fostering breakthroughs in regenerative medicine. Nanomaterials can act as scaffolds, guiding tissue repair and promoting cellular regeneration. By harnessing the unique properties of nanoscale materials, tissue engineering, and organ transplantation may witness unparalleled advancements, bringing hope to countless patients awaiting life-saving treatments. However, the unprecedented potential of nanomedicine also raises ethical concerns that demand careful consideration. As nanotechnology progresses, concerns about the safety of nanomaterials, potential toxicity, and long-term effects must be addressed to ensure responsible and sustainable development.

Keywords: Nanomedicine, nanotechnology, nanoparticles, nanomaterials, nanoscale engineering, sustainable development.

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