2.Classification of nanobased systems used in pharmaceuticals

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Classification of nanobased systems used in pharmaceuticals (1)

The nanotechnology based on pharmaceutical application can be divided into two important parts

1.Nanomaterials: The nano materials can be sub divided into nanocrystalline and nanostructured materials.

Nanocrystalline materials are readily manufactured and can substitute the less performing bulk materials. Raw nanomaterials can be used in drug encapsulation, bone replacements, prostheses

(Artificial mechanical devices to replace body parts lost in injury and or by birth e.g. artificial

limbs, facial prosthetics and neuroprosthetics etc.), and implants.

Nanostructured materials are processed forms of raw nanomaterials that provide special shapes or functionality, for example quantum dots, dendrimers, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes.

2.Nanodevices: Nanodevices can be defined divices any instruments which are much smaller in sizes generally in the nano-scale ranges .Nanodivices can be divided into electromechanical systems (NEMS/ MEMS),which include nano- and micro-electromechanical systems (NEMS/ MEMS), microfluidics(control and manipulation of micro or nanolitre of fluids), and microarrays(different kind of biological assay e.g. DNA, protein, cell, and antibody ). Examples include biosensors and detectors to detect trace quantities of bacteria, airborne pathogens, biological hazards, and disease signatures. (1)

Fig.1(A):Classification of nanotechnology in Pharmacy[1]

References:

1.N.K. Jain (2007)Pharmaceutical Technology.Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology.http://nsdl.niscair.res.in/jspui/bitstream/123456789/748/1/revised%20Pha...

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I am Dr. Anirbandeep Bose working as an Asst. Prof in Acharya and Bm Reddy college of Pharmacy ,Bangalore.Before that I worked as postdoctoral fellow in Pharmacy department of University Technology Mara(UiTM),Malaysia.I was awarded the post doctoral fellowship by the Malaysian higher education Ministry. Before that I got awarded PhD in Pharmaceutics from Jadavpur University,Kolkata,India. I worked as production chemist(Tablets and Capsule manufacturing) in BHP(1981)PVT. LTD for more than 2 years. I have more than 30 international publications related this field and attended many international conference.

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