Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery
Approximately 99 per cent of medicinal molecules don't reach
their targets and subsequently, stay in the body of the patient. As
these molecules can sometimes be very toxic - particularly in the case
of those designed to target cancers - research is being undertaken into
more effective ways of safely transporting and delivering drugs.
A challenge for nanotechnology in this research is to create a device
which can carry a drug payload to it's target, be monitored throughout
it's journey and deliver, without being attacked and destroyed by the
body's natural defences. This calls for something which possesses
stealth design characteristics and a plausible device is described here
in this movie.