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Nanotechnology in Healthcare Products
In recent years nanotechnology has delivered major advances in healthcare and has found applications across therapeutics, medical devices, drug delivery, diagnostics, disease and infection prevention. According to a recent report, the worldwide market value of the nanomedicine industry is estimated to reach $130.9 billion by 2016. From dispersed metallic nanoparticulate systems in diagnostics to liposome nanoemulsions for drug delivery, Intertek is working with an increasing number of pharmaceutical or medical device clients to characterize their nanomaterial products.
We interview two of Intertek's technology managers on current observations on nano sytems in healthcare products and the challenges to characterisation of these products.