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Future Effects of Nanotech on Health Care

by Ryan Winter on October 21, 2009

One of the first popular mentions of nanotechnology was the 1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Evolution” in which self aware, nano-scale robots take over the Enterprise.


Though nothing on such a grand scale is lurking around today, nanotechnology – on a rudimentary level – is on the verge of coming into wide use.

Industry journals estimate that in the medical world alone, there are more than 150 nanotech-based drugs and delivery systems in development.

So what will (or could) nano-scale constructions mean for health-care in the next few years? [click to continue…]