Nanotechnology in biomedical applications: a review Online publication date: Thu, 30-Dec-2010
by Viswanathan S. Saji, Han Cheol Choe, Kelvin W.K. Yeung
International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials (IJNBM), Vol. 3, No. 2, 2010
Abstract: Incorporation of functionalised and modified nanostructures in various biomedical applications has generated considerable research interest in recent years. The applications of nanotechnology in medicine and biomedical engineering are vast and spans areas such as implant and tissue engineering, diagnosis and therapy. The present scenario demands designing of nanotools which can respond to the needs of biological problems and prepare more efficient biomedical approaches. This article reviews recent developments in nanobiotechnology with special emphasis on load bearing implants and novel tissue engineered scaffolds. Novel research approaches in nanomedicine and major challenges to practical applications are also highlighted.
Online publication date: Thu, 30-Dec-2010
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