WHAT IS nanomedicine

  • Nanomedicine:
    Nanomedicine:
  • Sound like rocket science?
    Sound like rocket science?
  • Allow me to explain
    Allow me to explain
  • “Nano” in math means “10 to the negative ninth power.”
    “Nano” in math means “10 to the negative ninth power.”
  • In plain words, that means “itsy-bitsy.”
    In plain words, that means “itsy-bitsy.”
  • By using new, improved properties of materials at the nanometer scale, nanomedicine is medicine performed at an extremely small level,
    By using new, improved properties of materials at the nanometer scale, nanomedicine is medicine performed at an extremely small level,
  • working with particles that are so tiny, you could fit 5,000 of them
    working with particles that are so tiny, you could fit 5,000 of them
  • around a single human hair.
    around a single human hair.
  • The fact that we can now see and work with such small particles means a lot for the future of medicine – in many ways!
    The fact that we can now see and work with such small particles means a lot for the future of medicine – in many ways!
  • It gives doctors like me the potential to detect diseases earlier
    It gives doctors like me the potential to detect diseases earlier
  • and increase the accuracy of their diagnoses.
    and increase the accuracy of their diagnoses.
  • Diagnostic information can be delivered more quickly and cost-efficiently,
    Diagnostic information can be delivered more quickly and cost-efficiently,
  • and advanced imagery tools can be developed,
    and advanced imagery tools can be developed,
  • to see the body better.
    to see the body better.
  • We can also make great advances in regenerative medicine, by using appropriate nano-structures
    We can also make great advances in regenerative medicine, by using appropriate nano-structures
  • to repair human cells, tissues, skins, bones, or organs and get them back into working order.
    to repair human cells, tissues, skins, bones, or organs and get them back into working order.
  • Most nanomedicine products that are already available
    Most nanomedicine products that are already available
  • are drug delivery systems,
    are drug delivery systems,
  • where nanoparticles carry and deliver drugs
    where nanoparticles carry and deliver drugs
  • to specific parts of the body more efficiently.
    to specific parts of the body more efficiently.
  • This process is controlled so accurately that,
    This process is controlled so accurately that,
  • compared with standard medicine, side effects are
    compared with standard medicine, side effects are
  • reduced and treatment effectiveness and patient safety are increased.
    reduced and treatment effectiveness and patient safety are increased.
  • A more revolutionary development in nanomedicine is “nanoparticles with intrinsic therapeutic efficacy.”
    A more revolutionary development in nanomedicine is “nanoparticles with intrinsic therapeutic efficacy.”
  • These particles aren’t a vehicle for targeted drug delivery anymore,
    These particles aren’t a vehicle for targeted drug delivery anymore,
  • but instead they’re the principal active element
    but instead they’re the principal active element
  • that will provide completely new ways to treat patients!
    that will provide completely new ways to treat patients!
  • Overall, nanomedicine can be used to improve the treatments of several diseases,
    Overall, nanomedicine can be used to improve the treatments of several diseases,
  • like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease, for the benefit of patients.
    like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease, for the benefit of patients.
  • As with any other drugs or medical products, nanomedicine products are thoroughly tested in the lab and in real conditions before being approved by official regulatory bodies and prescribed to patients.
    As with any other drugs or medical products, nanomedicine products are thoroughly tested in the lab and in real conditions before being approved by official regulatory bodies and prescribed to patients.
  • Nanomedicine means the future is of medicine is really small… and very bright!
    Nanomedicine means the future is of medicine is really small… and very bright!