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January 13th, 2005

EU puts cash behind nanobiotechnology

Abstract:
While the field is still in its infancy, the use of nanoscale materials for drug delivery has the potential to transform the pharmaceutical industry, raising the prospect that diseases such as cancer could be treated at the same time as they are diagnosed, according to Ian Bruce, professor of nanobiotechnology at the University of Kent, which is co-ordinating the project.

In an interview, he noted that companies such as Philips and GE Healthcare are already working on the development of nanomaterials that can be injected into a patient, hone in on an area of disease such as a malignant tumour and reveal on a scanner the precise location and extent of the lesion.

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