Recent Patents in Bionanotechnologies: Nanolithography,Bionanocomposites, Cell-Based Computing and Entropy Production

Author(s): Bradley Layton.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Nanotechnology

Volume 2 , Issue 2 , 2008

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This article reviews recent disclosures of bio-inspired, bio-mimicked and bionanotechnologies. Among the patents discussed is a nanoscale porous structure for use in nanocomposites and nanoscale processing. Patents disclosing methods for printing biological materials using nanolithography techniques such as dip-pen technology are discussed, as are patents for optimizing drug design. The relevance of these technologies to disease prevention, disease treatment and disease resistance is discussed. The paper closes with a review of cell-based computing and a brief examination of how information technology has enabled the development of these technologies. Finally, a forecast of the how these technologies are likely to accelerate global entropization is discussed as well as a new classification of machine types.

Keywords: Bionanotechnology, biomimickery, bio-inspired, dip-pen, nanotechnology, printing, information, entropy

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Year: 2008
Page: [72 - 83]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/187221008784534532

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