Nanotechnology And Drug Development
The main objective of this paper for the presentation is to enlighten the concept of nanobiotechnology and to emphasize its applications on the health sector. Nanobiotechnology is the application of nanotechnology to the life sciences. It is an emerging area of science which is concerned with the application of tools and processes in order to build devices for the study of objects in biological systems and applications for processes such as drug delivery and diagnostics. There is a close relationship between the mother Nature and nanobiotechnology with respect to its unique size at the nanoscale level. For instance, most of the cells or its components (proteins) in the living organisms are typically ranging from 10µm to nano size. Hence nanobiotechnology will have wide scope to study and to understand various biological processes at nanoscale by introducing manmade nanoparticles as very small probes that would allow us to spy at the cellular machinery without much interference. Moreover, rapid advancements in biotechnology and information technology have further boosted new possibilities in diagnosis or treatment of various debilitating diseases such as Alzhemier’s disease, parkinsonism, cancer and HIV and replacement of organs or bones. The other applications of nanobiotechnology include development of nanothick particulate coatings on to macroscopic and microscopic structures using a novel pulse laser deposition technique, biomedical research, genetic testing, genomics.
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