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Nanotechnology in Medicine: “Future in Tiny Hands”

Poonam Agrawal

Keywords : Microvivors, Nanomedicine, Nanotechnology, Respirocytes

Citation Information : Agrawal P. Nanotechnology in Medicine: “Future in Tiny Hands”. Journal of Medical Academics 2019; 2 (2):65-66.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-0041

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology for treatment, diagnosis, and monitoring of the course of disease. Though it might be utilized for many diseases as well as enhancement of normal physiology, its utilization for the treatment of cancer is very promising. Today\'s cancer treatment is facing major challenge in terms of toxicity of the chemotherapeutic agents. Toxicity of chemotherapeutic agents is mainly due to the lack of efficacious drug delivery following systemic drug administration. Site-specific drug delivery and tailored release of these chemotherapeutic agents is the need of the hour. Nanomedicine has come as an answer to these issues, where nanoparticles are utilized for site-specific delivery of these chemotherapeutic agents. Both active and passive targeting of the drug is utilized for such delivery of the drug to the cancer cells.


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