Nanomedicine is a branch of medicine that applies the knowledge and tools of nanotechnology to the prevention and treatment of disease. Nanomedicine involves the use of nanoscale materials, such as biocompatible nanoparticles and nanorobots, for diagnosis, delivery, sensing or actuation purposes in a living organism.

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    Nano-formulating dexamethasone, and administering it via intravenous injection or inhalation, may help to improve anti-COVID-19 treatment efficacy by targeting the potent corticosteroid drug to hyper-activated immune cells, by potentiating its anti-oedema activity and by exploiting its anti-fibrotic effects.

    • Twan Lammers
    • , Alexandros Marios Sofias
    • , Roy van der Meel
    • , Raymond Schiffelers
    • , Gert Storm
    • , Frank Tacke
    • , Steffen Koschmieder
    • , Tim H. Brümmendorf
    • , Fabian Kiessling
    •  & Josbert M. Metselaar
    Nature Nanotechnology 15, 622-624
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    Nanoformulations of cabotegravir prodrugs have been developed to prolong the pharmacokinetics of the antiretroviral agent. They can be present in the plasma of mice and non-human primates for a year following a single injection.

    • Vicente Soriano
    • , Pablo Barreiro
    •  & Carmen de Mendoza
    Nature Materials 19, 826-827