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Nanomedicine

 
Parag Diwan (Editor) Ashish Bharadwaj (Editor)
Synopsis Nanotechnology is often referred to as a general-purpose technology. That’s because in its mature form it will have significant impact on almost all industries and all areas of society. it offers better built, longer lasting, cleaner, safer, and smarter products for the home, for communications, for medicine, for transportation, for agriculture, and industry in general. It is sometimes seen as “the next industrial revolution”. It is a revolutionary, transformative and powerful technology. Nanomedicine, (the engineering of tiny machines) an offshoot of nanotehcnology, refers to the prevention and treatment of disease in the human body. T his discipline is in its infancy. It has the potential to change medical science dramatically in the 21st century. The most elementary nanomedical devices will be used to diagnose illness. Chemical tests exist for this purpose; nanomachines could be employed to monitor the internal chemistry of the body. Mobile nanorobots, equipped with wireless transmitters, might circulate in the blood and lymph systems, and send out warnings when chemical imbalances occur or worsen. Similar fixed nanomachiens could be planted in the nervous system to monitor pulse, brain-wave activity, and other functions. This book on nanomedicine touches upon some of the leading areas to which nanotechnology tools, materials, devices, and intelligent materials and machines are currently applied in medical research.
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About the authors

Parag Diwan

Dr. Parag Diwan is a high technology buff, having worked with organizations like NASA and Semiconductors Complex Ltd. Different facets of high technology from rocket science to micro-circuits fascinate him. Currently, apart from his other multifarious interests and responsibilities, he is deeply interested in harnessing the power of ten raised to minus nine, i.e. the nano-world. He is currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies. Prior to this he was the Dean and Director of the All India Management Association (AIMA). He has also been the CEO of a dotcom venture in the golden days of the E-commerce revolution. He has authored and edited over 40 books, 200 technical and research papers and many multimedia (CD-ROM & Video) based learning modules.

Ashish Bharadwaj

Prof. Ashish Bharadwaj is a co-technology enthusiast and had been the graduate student of Dr. Diwan. He is currently pursuing his PhD in the area of 'Advanced IT Applications'. He is currently the head of 'academic computing department' in the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies and is a practicing consultant in the IT field. He has worked in a cross section of industries including oil and gas, insurance and hospitality. He has conducted several management development program in the areas of E-business, E-security, Network Management and Performance Optimization. He specializes in the area of Systems Management. He has to his credit more than ten papers and articles in various national and international journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Nanomedicine
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pentagon Press
Language: English
isbn 9798182741392
length xiv+210p., Figures; Tables; Glossary; Index; 25cm.