The Global Institute of Nanotechnology is a non-profit organization that promotes research and education pertaining to the use of nanotechnology in three broad areas (1) Health-care and health diagnostics, (2) Renewable and green energy driven systems, and (3) Information Technology.
The Institutes activities include developing nanobiosensors for diagnosing and treating aging-associated degenerative diseases such as coronary heart diseases, diabetes, and sleep disorders, and incurable neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease. Additionally, the institute is helping build a cyber-physical system that integrates health diagnostic sensors with wireless systems and cloud computing infrastructure to collect, store, and analyze health data. This will help build an end-to-end system that can remotely, non-intrusively monitor veterans and war returns and notify caregivers in the event of an emergency.
The institute also establishes hospitals and mobile clinics at selected overseas locations for application and propagation of advanced healthcare technologies developed through GINTEM's efforts. The research hospitals use the point-of-care (POC) networks set up by GINTEM to diagnose the patients wherever they may be and provide healthcare data with the software developed by GINTEM.