• Vinay BhardwajEmail author
  • Roozbeh Nikkhah-Moshaie


In this chapter, we start with the origin of nanotechnology and nanomedicine and the definition of nanomedicine in the USA and Europe. The size range of nanomedicine is discussed according to different definitions and regulations, and development of nanomedicine from lab to market is reviewed. Nanomaterials for nanomedicine is divided into two categories of polymer-based and metal-based. A brief explanation of most important nanomaterials including liposome, carbohydrates, gold, silver, and iron oxide in drug delivery and release, sensing and imaging are given. Nanomedicines already showed their potential and are promising to cure cancer, neurodegenerative disorders including NeuroHIV, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.


Nanotechnology Nanomedicine Nanomaterials Nanocarriers Drug Delivery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringRutgers, The State University of New JerseyPiscataway TownshipUSA
  2. 2.Department of ImmunologyHerbert Wertheim College of MedicineSt, MiamiUSA
  3. 3.Center for Personalized NanomedicineFlorida International UniversitySt, MiamiUSA

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