Posted: March 9, 2009

Global Market and Applications for Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industries

(Nanowerk News) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Market and Applications for Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industries" report to their offering.
Nanotechnology is beginning to have an enormous impact on the pharmaceutical, medical devices, implants, imaging and diagnostics sectors, with annual markets of billions of dollars predicted within ten years.
According to, life sciences and healthcare products enabled by nanomaterials currently represent a $1 billion plus market in 2009. First generation products on the market include nano-titania coated implants, nanoparticulate pharmaceuticals, anti-bacterial coatings for medical supplies and healing wound dressings.
The second wave of products and processes holds even greater promise, with exploitation of the properties of nanomaterials allowing for early diagnosis, detection and treatment of disease and replacement of bone and tissue for regenerative purposes. Long-term biocompatible implants and non-invasive targeted therapeutics to treat cancer are potentially achievable based on current R&D advances.
  • Analyses of key nanotechnologies for the life sciences and healthcare industries, and commercialization activity
  • Analyses of the impact of nanotechnology on the life science and healthcare markets to 2015
  • Analyses of most promising product areas in Pharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Medical Supplies and Devices, Implants, Biomedical Coatings, Wound Care, Diagnostics, Non-Invasive Therapies, Imaging and Tissue Engineering.
  • Profiles of global companies and research centres developing commercial applications of nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries
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    Source: Research and Markets (press release)
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