Medical Robotics

Lots of Nanotechnology But No Nanobots

Posted 6 Sep 2005 at 15:50 UTC by steve Share This

Jenny Hogan writes in her Nature.com blog about the first day of EuroNanoForum 2005, where hundreds of scientists and politicians have gathered to dicuss nanotechnology in the field of medicine. In attempt to explain medical nanotechnology to politicians, one scientest used the analogy of "Indians hunting buffalos but with very tiny arrows". Most of the actual technology discussed involved nanoparticles used in drugs or as injectable material to improve scan results. There was almost no talk of nanobots and only a brief mention of research being done at the University of Glasgow to develop a nanotech chemical lab and video camera that could be swallowed like a pill. See also our previous stories on a Korean internal medical robot and similar Chinese research.

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