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Science, Business, and Impact

by Michael Hehenberger

This is an exceptional book. It is not only written very intelligently but also most impressively in a form that brings into play all the important aspects of modern medicine, connecting them in a remarkably comprehensive fashion. It is an excellent book not just about nanomedicine in particular, but about medicine in general.

Prof. Gerd Binnig, Nobel Laureate and Founder, Definiens, Germany
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814613767
  • Subject: Nanomedicine
  • Published: June 2015
  • Pages: 428

By covering the science, business and societal impact of nanomedicine, this book makes a strong case for funding of basic research, for effective translation of scientific breakthroughs into clinical care of patients, and close collaboration among all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem. It covers the underlying science and technology of nanomedicine in detail to help understand the great promise of nanomedicine across all disease areas. It presents the topic of nanomedicine, although rich in content, to a wide audience by avoiding scientific jargon and by explaining all special terms and concepts from the ground up while introducing them. It defines nanomedicine in a broad sense, including diagnostic devices such as DNA sequencing and molecular imaging, and new therapeutic options based on targeted drug delivery, regenerative medicine, immunotherapeutics, the creation of implanted devices such as continuous glucose monitors and deep brain stimulators, and even the 3D printing of new human organs. It also covers the returns of investment in global scientific projects, such as the Human Genome Project, and the historic and emerging importance of philantropic foundations.