Applications of Semiconductor Fabrication Methods to Nanomedicine: A Review of Recent Inventions and Techniques

Author(s): Achanta Rajasekhar, Barjor Gimi, Walter Hu

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Nanomedicine (Discontinued)

Volume 3 , Issue 1 , 2013


We live in a world of convergence where scientific techniques from a variety of seemingly disparate fields are being applied cohesively to the study and solution of biomedical problems. For instance, the semiconductor processing field has been primarily developed to cater to the needs of the ever decreasing transistor size and cost while increasing functionality of electronic circuits. In recent years, pioneers in this field have equipped themselves with a powerful understanding of how the same techniques can be applied in the biomedical field to develop new and efficient systems for the diagnosis, analysis and treatment of various conditions in the human body. In this paper, we review the major inventions and experimental methods which have been developed for nano/micro fluidic channels, nanoparticles fabricated by top-down methods, and in-vivo nanoporous microcages for effective drug delivery. This paper focuses on the information contained in patents as well as the corresponding technical publications. The goal of the paper is to help emerging scientists understand and improvise over these inventions.

Keywords: Nanomedicine, nanofabrication, lithography, drug delivery, nanoparticle, nanochannels, cell encapsulation, microcages.

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Year: 2013
Page: [9 - 20]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1877912311303010003

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