Advances in the Application of Nanomaterials and Nanoscaled Materials in Physiology or Medicine: Now and the Future


Advances in the Application of Nanomaterials and Nanoscaled Materials in Physiology or Medicine: Now and the Future

Uttam Pal, Sumit Kumar Pramanik

Nanomedicine is a booming field, however, the use of nanomaterials in medicine can be traced back thousands of years. Starting its journey in the dark ages of the gold ash in Indian traditional medicine through the Feynman’s futuristic concept of swallowing surgeon, the nanomedicine recently entered into the era of exponential growth. Due to the reduction in size, nanomaterials provide a unique advantage for application in biology. Like building a magic bullet for treating cancer or detecting disease, the use of nanoparticles is everywhere. In this chapter, we have discussed the current exciting developments in this field and what the future holds.

Anticancer, Phototherapy, Sensing, Imaging, Drug Delivery, Swallowing Surgeons

Published online 7/1/2018, 32 pages


Part of the book on Nanomaterials in Bio-Medical Applications

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