The Importance of Nanotechnology in Biomedical SciencesBouzid Menaa*
R&D Senior Research Scientist, Principal Investigator in Nanobiotechnology, Fluorotronics, Inc., 2453 Cades Way, Vista, CA 92081, USA
- Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Bouzid Menaa
R&D Senior Research Scientist
Principal Investigator in Nanobiotechnology
Fluorotronics, Inc., 2453 Cades Way
Vista, CA 92081, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 28, 2011; Accepted date: August 25, 2011; Published date: August 27, 2011
Citation: Menaa B (2011) The Importance of Nanotechnology in Biomedical Sciences. J Biotechnol Biomaterial 1:105e. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.1000105e
Copyright: © 2011 Menaa B. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Patients today are seeking better health care, while healthcare providers and insurance companies are calling for cost-effective diagnosis and treatments. The biomedical industry thus faces the challenge of developing devices and materials that offer benefits to both patients and the healthcare industry. The combination of biology and nanotechnology, is expected to revolutionize biomedical research by exploiting novel phenomena and properties (physical chemical and biological) of material present at nanometer length (10-9m) scale and systems through control of matter on the nm scale and the direct application of nanomaterials to biological targets. Today, nanomaterials have been designed for a variety of biomedical and biotechnological applications, including biosensors, enzyme encapsulation; neuronal nanotechnology is based on the introduction of novel nano-materials which can result in revolutionary new structures and devices using extremely biological sophisticated tools to precisely position molecules. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) and functionalized fullerenes Bucky balls with bio-recognition properties provide tools at a scale, which offers a tremendous opportunity to study biochemical processes and to manipulate living cells at the single molecule level.