Nanotechnology Project


On the Horizons of Medicine and Healthcare

NanoFrontiers 1, May 2007


The NanoFrontiers newsletter reports on achievements toward realizing the immense potential of nanotechnology. It continues and updates the discussion begun at the February 2006 NanoFrontiers workshop, co-sponsored by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, National Institutes of Health, and National Science Foundation. Issues will provide samplings of recent developments in selected areas—accomplishments that hint at new nanotechnology-enabled tools, products, and applications that can be used for the good of humankind and the planet. This inaugural issue focuses on nanomedicine, highlighting a few nanotechnology developments on the path toward improvements in human health and healthcare. Cancer-focused efforts illustrate the progress and the promise of nanotechnology.