The particular definition for nanomedicine that the Medical Standing Committee of the ESF compiled is “the science and technology of diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease and traumatic injury, of relieving pain, and of preserving and improving human health, using molecular tools and molecular knowledge of the human body” (ESF 2004). Further, they defined five main disciplines of nanomedicine: analytical tools; nanoimaging; nanomaterials and nanodevices; novel therapeutics and drug delivery systems; and clinical, regulatory, and toxicological issues.

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