SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Send us your Comments

Never Miss a Story

Sign Up For Weekly Top Stories

 

More Industry Headlines

Mylan CEO comments on ‘broken health care system’ amid EpiPen controversy Offers coupons up to $300

Researchers use zinc to identify prostate cancer under MR Diminished zinc levels may warn of cancer pervasiveness

HTMs are evolving into hospital leadership role: CEAI They are being heard and doing more — but it's still not enough

Who will step up after Mary Logan steps down? Big leadership shoes to fill for the AAMI

A call for vigilance against device-related accidents at CEAI Understanding where human and technical factors combine for disaster

Mallinckrodt sells nuclear imaging business to IBA Molecular for $690 million Company puts more focus on specialty pharmaceutical business

Researchers devise edible batteries that could power ingestible medical devices Made of melanin and dissolvable materials

Study shows MR-guided focused ultrasound decreases essential tremors by almost half Research conducted with InSightec's ExAblate Neuro

Medical device companies will pony up $1 billion under new FDA user fee agreement Funds will go toward improving device review program

Cigna revises policy to cover 3-D mammo for breast cancer screening Change credited to new NCCN guidance

Nanotechnology has already
infiltrated a number of industries,
including medicine.

Cancer Nanomedicine: Tiny Devices Make a Big Difference

by Kathy Mahdoubi , Senior Correspondent
This report originally appeared in the October 2009 issue of DOTmed Business News

Imagine devices so miniscule that millions of them can fit into a single cancer cell. This isn't science fiction - it's nanotechnology, and it has already infiltrated a number of industries, including medicine. Several nanoscale pharmaceuticals and biomedical technologies are commercially available, such as antiseptic silver-particle coatings for medical devises and some exciting technologies are still in development, including biosensors that can sense the presence of bacteria, viruses and certain other diseases, but Nanomedicine's biggest research breakthroughs have been in the realm of cancer detection, imaging and treatment. Research institutions across the country and beyond are developing astounding nanotechnologies in the form of cancer biosensors, tumor imaging agents, targeted antitumor drugs and even a minute form of radiation therapy.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

New HD medical image & video capture available!

This is the image capture device your clients have always wanted! Break away from tradition and step up into a smarter way to capture medical images and video. Built for ease of use and loaded with features, click for more information



The National Science Foundation foresees the nanotechnology industry booming into a $1 trillion a year market by 2015, with nanopharmaceuticals commanding as much as a $180 billion slice of the pie. The term nanomedicine not only indicates the scale of the particles but also the properties of those particles and their particular effect at the cellular, intracellular, molecular and atomic level. By definition, nanoparticles are 1 - 100 nanometers in size. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. It helps to think of a nanometer being about 100,000 times thinner than a human hair. Structures that small have some unique advantages when it comes to treating and curing disease.

Carbon nanofibers serve as
gene delivery tools

(Image courtesy of Tim McKnight
at the Oak Ridge National
Laboratory)



"Nanomedicine has the potential to create a tremendous paradigm shift that could be described as no less than revolutionary in treating many diseases such as cancer," says Dr. Ahmed Busnaina, director of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Research Center at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. "If these efforts are successful, it may be possible that no one will die of cancer in the future."
  Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - ... >>

Related:


Interested in Medical Industry News? Subscribe to DOTmed's weekly news email and always be informed. Click here, it takes just 30 seconds.
Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2016 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED