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Nanomedicine : Poverty and Medicine

By csep - Posted on 17 June 2010

TitleNanomedicine : Poverty and Medicine
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsInvernizzi, Noela, and Foladori Guillermo
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN Number10116370

Article explores the technical and social barriers that will likely hinder the benefits offered by nanomedicine from reaching the poor. Though there is currently much optimism that nanotechnology will offer new chances for improving the living conditions of the poor and increase the competitiveness of poor countries in the global market, these projected visions tend to ignore more complex social questions. The authors use nanomedicine as an example, showing how the intrinsic characteristics of nanomedicine are likely to limit its potential use for the poor.