Learn the Basics of Medical Nanotechnology


Man has gone so far in terms of coming up with ways to preserve human life. Although there are still diseases that remain an enigma to medical science, still, treating illnesses from simple to severe conditions has become a lot easier. Among the most notable medical triumphs of modern-day science is the evolutionary concept and application of medical nanotechnology.

Medical nanotechnology or nanomedicine is the medical aspect or application of nanotechnology using different approaches such as nanoelectronic biosensors, nanomaterials, and a very futuristic but underdeveloped molecular nanotechnology that includes molecular manufacturing. Medical nanotechnology aims to provide cheaper yet quality health and medical equipment, facilities, and treatment strategies through continuous researches and studies. A lot of pharmaceutical and medical companies all over the world have already adhered to medical nanotechnology because of its numerous benefits and practical uses.

What Are the Benefits of Medical Nanotechnology?

Although some are still skeptical about the technology, scientists and researchers over continents have been practicing medicine using nanotechnology due to its numerous benefits. Some of these benefits to the medical field include the following:

  • With nanotechnology, tools and equipment for surgery and diagnostic would be a lot cheaper yet remain to be effective and state of the art. Medical research and processes require highly advanced equipment that could be very expensive but once the equipment is fully developed, its manufacturing would be a lot easier and faster with the use of nanotechnology. The creation of complex tools that can diagnose serious diseases with a single laboratory test would minimize diagnostic costs and treatment. Using tiny nano-built sensors inserted to the human body for direct contact with the source of ailment would definitely make medical treatments easier and cheaper.
  • With medical nanotechnology, treatment would be more efficient and precise. Instead of opening the whole body area for surgical purposes, a microscopic nanotool would spare the patient from bloody and risky surgical process. With nanotechnology in the medical field, treatment would be precise, eliminating trial-and-error drug prescription. With a single laboratory test and highly technical computers, a detailed image of the body’s system and processes can be automatically spotted including the cause of the disease and its possible treatment. With nanotechnology in the fields of medicine, medical malpractice would be eliminated and the side effects of taking medicines out of sheer guessing from the physicians would be avoided.
  • With highly advanced medical equipment, potential diseases can easily be detected and prevented.
  • Since diseases can be prevented, the quality of life for mankind would be improved and lifespan would be increased.
  • With the application of nanotechnology in medicine, replacement of body organs using machines smaller than body cells can be possible. Because of advanced nanotechnology, candidates for organ replacement and augmentation will receive far better body organs enhanced by tiny machines introduced to the body for better organ performance and functions.
  • Medical nanotechnology can largely contribute to genetic therapy and improvement. Diseases can be easily treated if approached at the genetic level. So instead of treating diseases based on the symptoms, nanotechnology will help medical practitioners treat the problem by looking at the root cause.

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  1. #1 by Morris Zucker on October 31, 2011 - 12:23 pm

    Has Nano Technology advanced in the Medical field in dealing with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) If so I would appreciate receiving information related to the subject in question. M,Z.

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