Health, Medical & Life Sciences


Nanotechnology applications in the health, medical, and life sciences industry sector include drug development and delivery, diagnostics, and antimicrobial medical devices and wound care products. The categories within the value chain that are primarily in this industry sector include therapeutics and drug delivery, pharmaceuticals (including medical devices and disposable diagnostic and wound care products), sensors (including biosensors), analytical equipment (molecular diagnostic equipment and microfluidic equipment), and personal care and agri-food products (including cosmetic and skincare products and fertilizers). All of the nanoscale material categories can be used in one or more of these areas, however the majority of the development is in the polymer and chemical sector.