Nanotechnology has been gaining immense popularity among almost all industries and medical industry is no exception to this.
FREMONT, CA:Nanotechnology has made significant inroads in multiple fields, and medicine is no exception to this. The rapid developments made in nanomedicine and nano delivery systems have introduced methods of leveraging materials in the nanoscale range for serving as means of diagnostic tools or for delivering therapeutic agents to target sites in a controlled manner. The advancements in these fields have made it possible to treat chronic human diseases through site-specific and target-oriented delivery of precision medicines.
Nano-based drug delivery systems are one area that has taken significant strides by making possible the delivery of systems to provide either therapeutic agents or natural-based active compounds to specific locations for the treatment of various ailments. The past few years have seen the successful implementations of numerous drug delivery systems. In spite of this, there still exist challenges that need to be addressed and also the need for the development of advanced technologies that can successfully deliver drugs to specific sites. The present drug delivery systems would serve as the stepping stones to more advanced systems of drug delivery.
Although nanotechnology boasts of the laurels of technological advancements, new research is also being conducted to incorporate traditional medicinal methods into its forte for a more comprehensive health sector. In this regard, numerous studies are being conducted on the development of methods that involve natural product-based nanotechnology and drug delivery.
The future of nanomedicines seems very bright. This is cemented by the facts from a study that reports the filing of 1500 patents and the completion of several clinical trials in the past two decades itself.
However, despite the advantages that the field seems to promise, the actual implementation and usage of these technological advancements still pose a lot of questions, and in this regard, the proper impact analysis of the effects of nanomaterials on both humans and the environment need to be conducted. Additionally, one of the major challenges that need to be addressed would be the affordability and accessibility that they can offer to the patients.