Nanotech-based drugs with precision delivery
Nanotechnology, or nanotech, uses the tiniest of tiny particlesâsmaller than even microscopic particlesâto create devices. Nanomedicine that is guided by nanotech could be hyper-targeted, designed to recognize and deliver drugs to precise locations in the body and release on command, limiting the risk of drug side effects. For example, one of the biggest hurdles in cancer medicine is the devastating side effects of treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. Nanomedicine could change that by creating a cancer drug that activates only when it’s inside a tumor, allowing it to kill cancer cells with minimal impact on healthy cells.