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Translational Medicine: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology to Improve Patient Care

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2015
Author Müller Bert, Zumbuehl Andreas, Walter Martin A., Pfohl Thomas, Cattin Philippe C., Huwyler Jörg, Hieber Simone E.,
Project Approaches for Non-spherical and Surface Activated Liposomes
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Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)

Book The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds
Editor , Van de Voorde Marcel
Publisher Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Page(s) 291 - 309
ISBN 978-3527336333
Title of proceedings The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds


Nanomedicine, also termed nanotechnology-enabled medicine, is the science and technology of diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and traumatic injuries, of relieving pain, and of preserving and improving health using molecular tools and molecular knowledge of the human body according to the European Sci- ence Foundation. To clearly distinguish nanomedicine from established treatment forms, it can alternatively be defined as characterizing hard and soft tissues on the nanometer scale and tailoring nanostructured man-made materials for improving human health. The understanding of tissue organization down to its nanometer-size components and the development of interrelated tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases are essential steps in current clinically applied science. The societal need for cost-effective improvements of patient health thereby motivates the research activities in nanomedicine and their scientific approaches.