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Biomedical.Nanoengineering.for.Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine.is.the.medical.application.of.nanotechnology.in.prevention,.diagnostics,.and.treatment.of.diseases..In.this.handbook,.the.term.“biomedical.nanoengineering”.is.used.to.address.the. engineering. issues. in. the.biomedical.applications.of.nanomaterials.and.nanodevices.. In.October. 2003,.the.National.Institutes.of.Health.(NIH).announced.the.NanoMedicine.Initiative.(NMI).[1].. The.NMI.envisions,. for.example,. the.biomedical.nanodevices.or.nanosystems. to.search.out.and. destroy.the.very.first.cancer.cells.of.a.tumor.developing.in.the.body,.the.biological.nanomachines. to.remove.and.replace.the.cell’s.broken.part,.and.the.molecule-sized.pumps.to.deliver.life-saving. medicines.precisely.where.they.are.needed.in.the.human.body.