This document is a presentation on what nanomedicine is, its applications, and how its evolution could impact conventional medicine.
[...] How can nanomedicine help conventional medicine and what is its future? How can nanomedicine help conventional medicine and what is its future? • I. What is nanomedicine? • II. Applications • III. [...]
[...] Is the future of nanomedicine in danger? I.A. History and first discoveries • 1959 the concept of Miniaturization appears • “There is plenty of room at the bottom » by Richard Feynman. • 2 challenges • term nanotechnologies appears in 1974 •1981 tunelling microscope • Fullerene •2000: nanomedicine by robert freitas I.B.Principle of functioning • principle will be transported in the organism until the target thanks to nanovectors. • structure of lipoprotein and the virus's recognition system of cells. • nanovectors can transport active principles and recognize diseased cells thanks to sensors •Tests •Tests on animals: Pre clinical •Test on human: clinical development -non-sick volunteers patients to determine side effects - one hundred sick volunteers patients to determine the efficiency -Comparaison between the treatment find with treatments which already existing II.A.General information • 230 health products • 184 drugs, and therapeutic vaccines • 18 products for the regenerative medicine • 8 products for medical imaging • 9 for diagnostic in vitro drugs regenerative medicine medical imaging diagnostic in vitro prophylactic vaccines • 11 for Prophylactic vaccines. [...]
[...] Perspective of evolution • Developement of products in lab • increase the range of applications fields • Cancer • Regenerative cells •ethical questions •machine man •new vision •transhumanism III.B. Risks of nanomedicine and controversies • risks for the organism and the environment • Difficult to evalue • New approach •toxicity of nanoparticles. •antibacterial sock: nanosilver : 18 tons evacuated in our water per year •possibility to eradicate some deaths • unknown face of imedialtly or late consequences evaluate the ratio between benefits for the patient and risks, even if it is complicated to determine. [...]
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