Since the year 2000, there has been a growing interest in the field of nanotechnology. With the support of millions of dollars in the research and development, in the National Nanotechnology Initiative, nanotechnology is providing advancements in many technological fields, including the anticipation of many healthcare technology advances.
A new term known as “nanomedicine” has been coined among many technology companies, especially in the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The term “nanomedicine” is used to describe the research and development of medical technology that is anticipated to alleviate pain, improve human health, and diagnose, treat and prevent disease.
So, who may want to consider a career in nanomedicine? Professionals involved in the research and development of nanomedicine include mathematicians, engineers of all fields, computer science and IT professionals, physicians and biologists. If you are considering a career in nanomedicine, these degreed professions will provide the greatest opportunity.
In terms of anticipated developments, there are those that involve the use of technology to actually correct and repair physiological complications, such as microscopic surgical tools that can repair heart valves, or even the creation of such biological devices as that of the respirocyte or microbivore.
Reciprocate is the nanotechnology currently being developed allowing for the creation of artificial and mechanical red blood cells. These mechanical red blood cells would provide for a replacement to some forms of blood transfusions, treat health complications such as anemia and lung disorders and even improve breathing and work to repair injuries and other disorders.
Microbivore are the artificial and mechanical white blood cell creation. Once created, its intended purpose will be to destroy illness and disease found in the blood stream and in various bodily systems and organs.
In addition to respirocyte and microbivore, there are many other nanotechnology advances in the works. Chromosome replacement therapy may provide the key for reversing genetic disorders, biological robots (biorobots) may provide the body with enzyme and hormones needed to fight disease and remain in equilibrium, and even the creation of tissues from the nanopores process known as immunoisolation. As technological advances continue at leaps and bounds, many high school and college students, in a variety of degreed programs, are looking to nanomedicine as their career path for the future. With technological advances, nanomedicine discoveries may prove to not only improve disease and ailments but provide a significant increase in the longevity and decrease mortality rates. If you are considering a college degree, change in career or are just starting out on your first professional career, consider nanomedicine as a viable option with many rewarding opportunities for the future.