• 18 December 2014
  • Features
  • By Ayesha

Nanotechnology in Healthcare

Nanotechnology has become a major area of research. There are new developments which are promising, and a number of possibilities are seen in the device technology and applications including Spintronics


The global nanotechnology market is anticipated to grow at CAGR of around 16.5 percent during 2014-2020

The scope of nanotechnology in healthcare is in finding applications in diverse areas such as tissue engineering, nanomedicines, diagnostic tools, image enhancement devices, nanorobots, implant technology, biosensors, biomarkers, bioactive surfaces, and as carriers of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. According to Dr Tuhin Bhowmick, chairman, Pandorum Technologies, a Nano-tech start-up, there are five major applications of Nanotechnology in healthcare sector, i.e., drug delivery systems, therapeutics, medical materials and implants and analytical tools and instruments and diagnosis.

CKMNT carried out a detailed scientific analysis using the web of science database to identify major applications for nanotechnology in the healthcare sector worldwide during the period of 2000-2014. According to CKMNT analysis, the major applications of nanotechnology in the healthcare sector are in the field of biochemistry, followed by pharmacology. This is based on peer reviewed research publications in each area.



Nanotechnology is a growing interdisciplinary technology seen as a new industrial revolution. It is increasingly attracting worldwide attention owing to its wide range of applications. The global nanotechnology market is anticipated to grow at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of around 16.5 percent during 2014-2020 according to a Research and Markets report.

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