Overview

"The application of the nanosciences to medicine has the promise to improve the lives of millions and to transform our health care system…"

Nanomedicine can be defined as the application of nanotechnology to better diagnose, monitor and treat medical problems. It is anticipated that nanomedicine will have extraordinary and far-reaching implications for the practice of medicine and will lead to more efficient and affordable healthcare for millions of people. In addition, research in nanomedicine will allow for a better understanding of the functioning of the human body at molecular and nanoscale levels thereby increasing our ability to intervene at the pre-symptomatic stages of illness.

The Nanomedicine Division of the Center for Diagnostic Nanosystems lies at the intersection of the Basic Science and Translation Research Divisions. Currently, the division is focused on the following areas of inquiry:

  1. Nanodiagnostics
  2. Nanobioengineering and nanodevices
  3. Functional nanomaterial research
  4. Nanotoxicity

SEM picture of magnetic nanoparticles inside the cell
Magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with antibodies
Functional nanoarticles based gene transfer into cell HEK293
Targeted drug delivery to lungs
Nanoparticle mediated targeted drug delivery to lungs
Micro-fluidic device with functionalized gold nanowires for ultrasensitive detection of biomarkers