REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
Nanotechnology is coming of age as a materials platform in multiple industries including the biotechnology industry. The unique properties that nanomaterials provide enable value-added performance in a range of life science applications, from encapsulating and releasing drugs to biologic imaging. At the same time, the drug industry is searching for ways to extend drugs coming off patent as well as to improve drug pharmacokinetics. The diagnostics industry is seeking ways to better image molecular events to meet demand for new medicines. Nanobiotechnology, representing a diverse range of applications and materials, is the result of these converging forces.
Several nanotechnology platforms are already established and providing significant revenues in drug delivery applications, as well as diagnostics, microbicides, and R&D tools. Significant nanotechnology drug formats include polymer, liposomal, and nanocrystal drugs. Diagnostic and microbicide formats include nanoparticles, quantum dots, and dendrimers. Nanopore formats are emerging in third-generation DNA sequencing applications.
Given the emerging nature of this industry, it is timely to analyze the key trends, markets, and industry dynamics to provide a useful basis for decision-making.
We have compiled a study of the main nanomaterials that will be important in the five major end-user segments. We present the nanobiotechnologies and growth-driving forces, product types, key market applications, companies and alliances, future market potential, and product sales forecasts for the period 2009 through 2015. We project the future use of nano-enab
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