A REVIEW PAPER ON NANOMEDICINE RESEARCH
The use of nanotechnology in medicine is already contributing to global health, and its impact on the pharmaceutical industry is widely expected to increase significantly as potential opportunities for clinics advance. The potential benefits are often overstated in many academic and industrial research activities or proposed innovations are inferred to be very close to implementation while there are still strong obstacles in their translation to the market. This chapter has been written to summarise, with a particular clinical focus, the principles of nanotechnology applications in medicine and briefly review the history behind today's advances. Different nanomaterial strategies have been developed and will be classified and defined, while exploring the medical advantages of such systems and addressing the promises and risks of nanomedicine. Along with a critique of possible potential advances in the area, several of the latest clinically accessible nano medicines will be discussed.