#Nanomedicine futures – colon cancer camera pill approved by #FDA – an annotated infographic

A tiny indigestible camera pill that journeys through a patient’s large intestine, looking for polyps (tissue growths) and filming as it goes, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration agency.

In this way, the early signs of colon and bowel cancer can be more easily detected. Down the hatch!

E&T magazine covered nanomedicines recently in an article debating what nanomedicines will do for us – eventually. We also have a related feature from a few years ago, looking at quantum dots, nanoshells and nanorods.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Camera pills: what an age we live in
Camera pills: what an age we live in

 

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