Nanomedicine iss the application of nanotechnology towards the medical field. This area of focus will some day enable doctors to treat their patients advances that were unheard of 10 years ago. This application to the medical field includes the development of new types of sensors and analytical tools, as well as nanoscale methods of delivering therapeutic drugs or diagnosing disease. This allows researchers to abserve the application and results of their studies in unique ways.
Many of the exciting advances within nanotechnology are beginning to be harnessed by the medical field. Nanoparticles and nano-engineered substances have been used for drug delivery and similar systems have been used to target disease causing agents and tumor cells. Furthermore, nanoparticles, such as fluorescent quantum dots are beginning to be explored for advanced imaging and diagnostics.