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Over the past twenty years, nanoparticles have played an increasingly important role in medicine. They are used in drugs, e.g. for diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease. Already in 2006, there were over 100 drugs with nanoparticles on the market. In addition, medical devices used to combat bacteria are nanocoated, especially in hospitals. Nanoparticles are also used in diagnostics, therapies and implants.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.