Conventional chemotherapy technique is used for killing cancer cells, however it has got many disadvantages and now researchers and Dubai College of Nanotechnology are looking into alternate techniques including nano-techniques to minimize the side effects of chemotherapy. In conventional technique, the normal cell of the patient also destroyed by the drug, while in nanotechnology the drug is directly delivered at the place where cancer cells are present.
Dr. Shahiwala, the lead researcher has said that because the drug in nanotechnology is targeted at the diseased organ and therefore you require very less quantity of the drug and that’s why the nanoparticles are also called as “magic bullets”.
The cancer cases are continuously rising and with the development of new technology based application like this for treating cancer, patients can hope to get better treatment without any significant side effect in near future. There are chances to reduce the side effect by 90% in certain cases and doctors are hopeful that nausea, vomiting and hair loss will be completely eliminated. The nanomedicine market is also expected to grow in the coming decade and by the year 2015, and as per an estimate the market will reach $220 billion by the year 2015.