Nanotechnology is broadly defined as the molecular-scale engineering of functional systems. Nanotechnology systems have physical, electrical, and optical characteristics that make them uniquely appealing for use in various fields, from materials science to medicine and biology.
Use of nanotechnology in the pharmaceutical industry is growing. When nanoparticles are employed as drug delivery systems, they can overcome many poorly water-soluble drug formulation challenges. They also offer key advantages in improving drug efficacy and decreasing adverse reactions.
Here’s what you need to know about pharmaceutical nanotechnology today.