From a feature written by Shelley Farrar Stoakes, MSc, BSc:
Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology to the field of medicine by the use of a material at the nanometer scale. The most common application of nanomedicine involves employing nanoparticles to enhance the action of drugs in treatment.
Research in the field has created targeted drug delivery, new methods of diagnosis and imaging as well as the production of hybrid treatments. The benefits of nanomedicine can be divided into the advantages produced by nanotherapeutics, nanodiagnostics and nanotheranostics.