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With escalating healthcare costs, changes to the regulatory control on pharmaceutical industries and the inevitable adjustments made in policies and investment in healthcare there is enormous interest in the commercial as well as the scientific aspects of today's healthcare industry.
The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare provides an authoritative analysis of the current (and anticipated) developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a unique perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, it combines information on the latest scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace.
The Handbook focuses on the aspects of paramount importance in the healthcare sector: Pharmacoeconomics; Pharmacogenomics; Therapeutics; Diagnostics
Areas covered include: The role of nanotechnology, genomics and cell therapy in medicine; Diagnostics; Biomarkers and technological advances; Case studies in oncology ...
Chapter 22: Nanotechnology in Medicine: Its Time Has Come
Nanotechnology in Medicine: Its Time Has Come
Momentum is Steadily Building
Nanotechnology has been likened to a modern-day “industrial revolution” that is expected to have a major influence on industry, science, global economies, and society in general. Its presence is already felt in the miniaturization that is occurring across all fields of science. Nanotechnology has applications in a broad range of industries including electronics, materials sciences, chemical manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. In fact, nanomedicine's time has come; at least 12 products have already been approved, and many more are in the pipeline.
The term nanotechnology encompasses a spectrum of applications and products that are defined by their very small size, which is measured in nanometers (nm). The National Nanotechnology Initiative defines nanotechnology ...