Nanomedicines – A Regulatory Perspective

Blog 22-image-nanoSome 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.

A Future of Innovation and Regulation

Role of Regulation in Innovative Drug Development.

Drug Development and Vials

Medicine Vials

 The present drug discovery and development process has been in existence for around 100 years. The process of discovering new potential targets, components within a biochemical pathway that may be linked to causation of certain diseases, and developing compounds which show promising interaction with the target, is one of the most exciting areas of scientific discovery today. This process is, however, complicated, time consuming and very expensive.