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January 21, 2014

Nanotechnology: Is the Magic Bullet Becoming Reality?

Researchers at a recent New York conference discuss what the future of nanomedicine may hold.

Nanotechnology: Is the Magic Bullet Becoming Reality?

Nanotech seems promising, but regulatory and patent issues remain. [© Anterovium - Fotolia.com]

Slightly over a century ago, Paul Ehrlich coined the term “magic bullet” to refer to therapeutic compounds designed to selectively target a pathogen without affecting the host Subsequently, this idea flourished not only for infectious diseases but also for other fields, such as cancer therapy At the recent “Nanomedicines: Addressing ...

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