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Title: Nanotechnology: A global challenge in healthcare
Authors: Venugopal, J. 
Prabhakaran, M.P. 
Zhang, Y.Z. 
Deepika, G.
Giri Dev, V.R.
Low, S.
Choon, A.T.
Ramakrishna, S. 
Keywords: Electrospinning
Nanofibers
Polymers
Stem cells
Tissue engineering
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Venugopal, J.,Prabhakaran, M.P.,Zhang, Y.Z.,Deepika, G.,Giri Dev, V.R.,Low, S.,Choon, A.T.,Ramakrishna, S. (2013). Nanotechnology: A global challenge in healthcare. Research in Novel Materials : 231-255. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of materials, devices and systems through the control of substance in a nanometer scale. Nanobiotechnology creates a better understanding of cell biology because molecules in the cells are organized in nanoscale dimensions and they function as nanomachines. Nanomedicine is the process of diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases and traumatic injuries, relieving pain and improving human health. The high cost, together with a limited space for significant economies in the mass scale production of tissue engineered products has hindered widespread clinical application. In addition, presently available tissue engineered products still share some of the concepts of substitution medicine, where a laboratory grown 'spare part' is implanted in the body to compensate for lost tissue. Several of these recent developments in electrospun nanofibers are already at advanced phases of commercialization or clinical trials. By building pioneering achievements in tissue engineering, advanced therapies in the regeneration of pathological tissues to treat, modify and prevent disabling chronic disorders such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, diseases of cardiovascular and central nervous system are achievable. The vision for nano-assisted regenerative medicine ideally involves the development of cost-effective disease modifying therapies that will allow for in situ tissue regeneration. This article summarises the recent developments in electrospun nanofibers for healthcare applications. © 2013 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Research in Novel Materials
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/86129
ISBN: 9781628082654
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