Life Sciences and Medical Sciences
In life sciences and medical industries, nanotechnology can measure and create on a level where organisms in the living world, such as bacteria, plants and even ourselves, are unable to work or perform. Being able to work at this scale not only empowers us in our control of the biological world, but it also allows us to start borrowing from that world, leveraging extraordinary creations and processes that previously only nature produced through billions of years of evolution.
- Nanotechnology applications include making heart valves and medical implants of harder, longer lasting, wear-resistant, biocorrosion resistant and biocompatible nanocrystalline zirconium oxide.
- Nanotubules assist in destroying cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.
- Nanocomposites of organic matrix with metallic clusters that absorb light are inserted into cells and then a lazar destroys targeted cells.
- Nanoparticluate supports synthetic bone substitute and antimicrobial dressings.
- Nanocomposite packaging materials extending food products’ shelf life.
- Nanotech food products contain tiny materials that can block cholesterol while enhancing taste and adding nutrition.