Nanotechnology in Medicine

Working Science mini-documentary series April 20, 2017

Sameer Sonkusale, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering;Professor of Bioedical Engineering (adjunct); Director, Nano Lab, Tufts University

One of the most important nanotechnology fields is medicine. Nanotech devices offer non-invasive devices for drug delivery (e.g., for tumors), post-surgical infection-monitoring, and low cost pollutant monitors, among many other functions. Professor Sonkusale’s Nano Lab at Tufts University is a leader in developing nanotech medical applications. In this tour of the Tufts Nano Lab, he shows how nano-devices such as magnetic nanorobots, smart threads, and an electronic nose are improving modern medicine.

See Dr. Sonkusale's 2016 guest appearance on our Contemporary Science program Breakthroughs in Nanotechnology for more background about nanotech in medicine.

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