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Application of nanomedicine in emergency medicine; Point-of-care testing and drug delivery in twenty - first century

Ali Pourmand1*, Mohammad Reza Pourmand2, Justin Wang1 and Robert Shesser1

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1 Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, 2150 Pennsylvania, Ave NW, Suite 2B, Washington, DC, 20037, USA

2 Biotechnology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2012, 20:26  doi:10.1186/2008-2231-20-26

Published: 10 September 2012



The application of emerging nanotechnology to the practice of medicine represents a frontier of nanomedicine. Nanomedicine has been defined as a science which emphasizes the use of nanoscale tools in conjunction with background knowledge of the human body for medical diagnosis and treatment. Application of nanomedicine in EM may give EM providers the opportunity to diagnose and treat life-threatening diseases in a shorter period of time. These applications include diagnostic utilities, preventive medicine, targeted pharmacotherapy, and tissue regeneration.