Some of us may have seen the 1966 movie ‘Fantastic Voyage’ where a team of doctors was miniaturised and injected into a man to operate on a blood clot in his brain. This movie, although farfetched, showed a futuristic glimpse into the capabilities and applications of nanotechnology.
One of the most promising applications of nanotechnology is in Nanomedicines. Nanomedicines can be defined as the application of nanotechnology to medical diagnostics, therapies and prevention. The future applications of nanomedicines will involve engineered molecules to develop drugs, drug delivery systems, diagnostics, medical devices and advanced gene therapy and tissue engineering procedures.