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Nanotechnology Is The New Standard For The Healthcare Industry
Many researchers predict that the global nanomedicine market will reach US$482.99 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 11.9 percent from 2020 to 2027 as the realm of medtech products changes.
Fremont, CA: Nanotechnology is a branch of science concerned with creating objects on the scale of atoms and molecules. This technology is usually used for improving and revolutionizing technologies as well as various industry sectors, such as homeland security, medicine, transportation, food safety, and environmental sciences. This technology has been gaining momentum and has begun to line up in healthcare sector.
How does Nanotechnology Transform the Healthcare Industry
Nanomedicine: Medical nanotechnology is used in treatments and diagnostics of various diseases using nanoparticles in medical devices as well as nanoelectronic biosensors and molecular nanotechnology.
Nanobots: Nanobots are micro-scale robots that are used as miniature surgeons. Inserted into the body, they can repair and replace intracellular structures. By replacing DNA molecules, they can also correct genetic deficiencies or even eradicate diseases.
Nanofibers: Nanofibers are used in wound dressings and surgical textiles, as well as in implants and tissue engineering.
Nanotech-based wearables: Cloth-based nanotechnology in healthcare is a new but gaining popularity method of monitoring patients remotely. Nanosensors embedded in the cloth of such wearables record medical data such as heartbeat, sweat components, and blood pressure. It alerts the wearer and medical professionals to any adverse changes in the body.
There are still many hurdles to be cleared when it comes to the application of nanotechnology in healthcare. There is a need for more research into nanotechnology's long-term effects on the environment. Authorities need to set clearer guidelines regarding nanotech-based devices and potential health risks.