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The state of NanoMedicine

Like many people in the United States this week, I am taking a few days off. I’ve been traveling and my blog posting has suffered. I am getting a chance to catch up on my reading so naturally a few posts have to squeak out.


The application of NanoTech is one of the early topics I wrote about in this blog and I realized I’ve not covered it much in recent months. This article Nanomedicine(s) under the Microscope brought back to me a reminder of some of the potential high value areas of nanotechnology. Applying these techniques to medicine was one of the world changing applications that we should expect results in the near future. Now it has been years and this article assesses the state of nanomedicine from a more realistic perspective.


The article also offers suggestions for how best to assess nanomedicine risks, develop the benefits, and identify key factors critical for development of practical technology that is safe and effective.


The article also includes some great illustrations of the technology, its size and application. Like the following:



New nanomaterials: the next nanomedicines? (credit: Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe/Molecular Pharmaceutics)

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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