European Science Foundation Publishes Forward Look Report on Nanomedicine

Feb 28, 2005

The European Science Foundation recently concluded a foresight study on the topic of nanotechnology applied to medicine (Scientific Forward Look on Nanomedicine). The goal of this Forward Look was to exchange views on the current status of Nanomedicine between scientific experts and policy makers, and to reflect upon future developments, opportunities and challenges facing this important field in Europe and world wide. Over 100 international experts from academia, industry, private foundations and governmental agencies supporting scientific research have contributed to this activity.

The ESF Forward Look on Nanomedicine has led to a definition of the current status of the field and debates on strategic policy issues. An ESF Policy Briefing, which summarises recommendations from this Forward Look activity, is going to be published on 1 March 2005 (see this document). This policy paper provides only a brief summary of in-depth discussions throughout the foresight study. A full report documenting the detailed debate and analysis will be published separately.

Implementation of recommendations from the ESF Scientific Forward Look on Nanomedicine would strengthen Europe’s leading-edge research and ensure further development in Nanomedicine, resulting in reduced healthcare costs and the rapid realisation of medical benefits for all European citizens.

Source: European Science Foundation (ESF)

Explore further: Researchers discover low-grade nonwoven cotton picks up 50 times own weight of oil

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Targeting cancer cells with nanoparticles

Feb 11, 2014

Scientists have discovered that a polymer can provide a key to get into tumors: Prof. Prasad Shastri, Director of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and core member of the cluster of excellence BIOSS ...

Recommended for you

Light pulses control graphene's electrical behavior

Aug 01, 2014

Graphene, an ultrathin form of carbon with exceptional electrical, optical, and mechanical properties, has become a focus of research on a variety of potential uses. Now researchers at MIT have found a way to control how ...

User comments : 0