Life Sciences

Nanomedicine

SUPER SMALL, REALLY BIG Broadly defined, nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology for medical purposes. A nanometre is one-billionth of a metre, too small to be detected with a conventional microscope; but it is at a scale of less than 100 nanometres that biological molecules and structures within living cells operate. Still in its infancy,…

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Life Sciences

PATIENT MONITORING: HARDWIRED FOR WIRELESS According to a report by market research firm, MarketsandMarkets, the $14 billion patient monitoring device market is expected to reach $19 billion by 2016. The combination of an increasingly ageing population with increasing incidence of chronic diseases on the one hand, together with breakthroughs in wireless technology on the other,…

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