Nanotechnology: a big revolution from the small world

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Nanotechnology: a big revolution from the small world

Pierfrancesco Bassi, Matteo Bassi, Irene Santinello, Andrea Bevilacqua

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Abstract

Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field originating from the interaction of several different disciplines, such as engineering, physics, biology and chemistry. New materials and devices effectively interact with the body at molecular level, yielding a brand new range of highly selective and targeted applications designed to maximize the therapeutic efficiency while reducing the side effects. Liposomes, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and superparamagnetic nanoparticles are among the most assessed nanotechnologies. Meanwhile, other futuristic platforms are paving the way toward a new scientific paradigm, able to deeply change the research path in the medical science. The growth of nanotechnology, driven by the dramatic advances in science and technology, clearly creates new opportunities for the development of the medical science and disease treatment in human health care. Despite the concerns and the on-going studies about their safety, nanotechnology clearly emerges as holding the promise of delivering one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of medical science
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Nanotechnology: a big revolution from the small world
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)N/A-N/A
JournalUrologia
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • nanotechnology

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