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April 7th, 2005

Global Experts Rank Top 10 Nanotechnology Applications to Aid Poor

Abstract:
According to a new study by the Canadian Program on Genomics and Global Health (CPGGH) at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB), a leading international medical ethics think-tank, several nanotechnology applications will help people in developing countries tackle their most urgent problems - extreme poverty and hunger, child mortality, environmental degradation and diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. The study is the first ranking of nanotechnology applications relative to their impact on development; it was published today by the prestigious, open-access, US-based Public Library of Science journal PLoS Medicine.

The top 10 nanotechnology applications are:

  • Energy storage, production and conversion
  • Agricultural productivity enhancement
  • Water treatment and remediation
  • Disease diagnosis and screening
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Food processing and storage
  • Air pollution and remediation
  • Construction
  • Health monitoring
  • Vector and pest detection and control

Source:
medicalnewstoday.com

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