Over the recent years, nanotechnology has been extensively raised the scope and accelerate progress in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceuticalresearch. Nanotechnology is an emerging field that deals with the development and application of materials in different aspects of life. Nanoparticles have nanoscale dimensions and high surface-to-volume ratio rendering different specific properties to each nanoparticle. Nanotechnology has made emendedprogress over the last few decades and has revolutionized major areas such as agriculture, aerospace, defences, materials science, and energy.

Nanotechnology is a rapidly developing field with its applications constantly being investigated for various fields by scientists, clinicians, government agencies, and venture capitalists. Some of the most explored research areas include Nano computers, nanolithography, Nano devices, molecular nanotechnology, Nano robotics, and Nanomedicines and Nanobots. Across the globe, biomedical and clinicians are working towards accelerating and enhanced prevention of diseases and proper delivery of care and nanotechnology is at the core of the science and technology discipline. Nanotechnology has been considered as the next technology to revolutionize many end-use industries including material sciences, engineering, and Nano medicine, biotechnology and many more.

Basics of Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology and nanoscience involves the ability to assess and control on atomic-level and molecule

s and development of this field is closely related to the advancements in microscopy techniques. The advent of scanningtunnelling microscope (STM) and the atomic force microscope (AFM) gave rise to the age of nanotechnology.

Scientists and engineers are finding a wide variety of ways of make materials at the nanoscale to leverage their enhanced properties such as robust strength, light weight, increased control of light spectrum, and increased chemical reactivity as compared to their larger-scale alternatives. Nanotechnology is the study and knowledge and control of matter at the nanoscalewith scale dimensions of approximately 1 and 100 nanometres.

Two major approaches are widely used in nanotechnology – a “bottom-up approach” where the materials and devices are developed from molecular constituents that assemble themselves by leveraging the fundamentals of molecular recognition. In the top-down approach, Nano-objects are developed from larger components without a regulated control on atomic-level.

Current Research in the Field of Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is already a crucial tool in healthcare research and it could one day improve the currently available drug delivery systems. Drug delivery systems that leverage nanomaterials provide encapsulation systems that can protect and secrete drugs in a controlled manner. This has revolutionized the therapeutic regimen of patients who have complex drug regimens and chronic diseases. Besides healthcare, nanotechnology has also brought about improvements in the water purification systems, agriculture, and environment, among others.

In July 2021, a research team from Tel Aviv University developed a nanotechnology device that will enable the human body to produce electric currents and voltage on activation of various organs. The study explored the development of nanotechnology that uses a new and extremely robust biological material, similar in strength to collagen. The material, however, is non-toxic and does not harm the body tissues. The researchers believe the new technology will one day enable humans to harvest clean energy through movement of the body to operated implanted medical devices instead of needing batteries. This research is extremely radical as it showcases the ability of engineered materials to serve as a motor for extremely small medical devices.

Similarly, in July 2021, researchers from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have developed a new approach to identify specific proteins and have designed a carbohydrate probe that will link and bind to the molecules. This probe has been designed using multivalent gold nanoparticles that are used as scaffold to attach to carbohydrates ligand and receptor which allowed the team to increase the binding affinity and reaction efficiency against the carbohydrate-binding proteins.

Nanotechnology is widely employed in therapeutic and diagnostic applications and has been used as biosensors and drug delivery agents, many of which have been effective against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Importance of nanotechnology is continually growing, with more and more companies now accelerating research in the field to develop advanced and innovative products such as Nanobots that are robots that carry out very specific functions. They can be used very effectively for drug delivery. Normally, drugs work through the entire body before they reach the disease-affected area.

5 Emerging Nanotechnology Start-ups Revolutionizing the Industry

  • CENmat

CENmat is a Germany based Start-ups that develops fuel cells and advanced electrochemical technologies, among others. It is formed as a spin-off from the German Aerospace Centre and generates nanomaterials from over 30 materials including oxides, alloys, and pure metals. CENmat develops best fitting nanomaterials having high efficiency and as per requirements.

  • Tandem Nano

Tandem Nano is a U.K.-based start-up that develops nanobots, formulation delivery solutions using a broad range of techniques to develop Solid Drug Nanoparticles (SDN) that targets protein or tissues. The start-up also provides solutions to agriculture industry as it develops agrochemicals. The University of Liverpool start-up focuses on the development of its proprietary Solid Drug Nanoparticle (SDN) technology, nanobots. It aims to transform delivery of active compounds in industries from pharmaceuticals to agrochemicals.

  • Avano

Swiss start-up Avano utilizes nanotechnology to advance wound healing solutions via tissue bonding. The start-up partners with scientific and medical companies to streamline its workflow to reduce burden on healthcare systems and patients. It offers cost-effective, efficient, and safer alternatives to expensive nanotechnology-based biologics available in the market.

  • Peak Nano

Peak Nano specializes in the production and provision of ground-breaking nanotechnology systems on a global level. The company develops a Nano layer gradient refractive index technology that enables design and development of lenses with higher electro-optical performance in visible to near-infrared applications. In April 2020, Peak Nano raised USD 25,000,000 in a Series C financing round from Squadrom Capital.

  • NanoScientifica

NanoScientifica, based in Sweden, focuses on developing nanoparticles using automated method and leveraging its years of research experience. The automated method used by the start-ups develops nanomaterials 30 times quicker than conventional processes. The start-up produces high-quality metallic nanoparticles with tight size and shape control in an environmentally sustainable way. Launched in 2020, start-up is a spin off from Kasper Moth-Poulsen group/Chalmers University of Technology. The start-up aims to produce more than 90% of their nanoparticles from recycled metal sources.

World’s Leading Companies in Nanotechnology Industry: Tope 5 by Revenue

  • Taiwan Semiconductor

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

  • Applied Materials

  • CMC Materials

  • Taiwan Semiconductor – Revenue [US$47.78 Billion]

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. has a broad portfolio of products that caters to applications in the electronics, automotive, computer, consumer, and telecom industry. TSM developed the first 7-nanometer chip in the world, which powered Apple’s iPhone X. TSM is currently producing chips on 5-nm node and a 2-nm mode. Apple and Advanced Micro Devices are the largest customers of TSM.

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific – Revenue [US$32.32 Billion]

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. is an American developer and provider of scientific instrumentation, reagents, and consumables to life sciences and other laboratories. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. manufactures electron microscopes that can effectively zoom in the images. With a market cap of over $185 Billion, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. is one of the leading providers of scientific instrumentation.

  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc. – Revenue [US$21.57 Billion]

DuPont de Nemours, Inc. offers technology-based materials, solutions, and ingredients and performs extensive research and development activities in nanotechnology, chemistry, material sciences, and engineering. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. formed in 2017 by the merger of Dow Chemical and E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company. DuPont’s diverse R&D toolkit includes nanotechnology, chemistry, engineering, and materials science, among others.

  • Applied Materials – Revenue [US$17.25 Billion]

Applied Materials, Inc. is an American company that provides equipment, services, and software for the manufacturing of semiconductor chips for electronics such as computers, smartphones, and televisions. Applied Materials is a global leader in Nanodevicemanufacturing technology solutions, which is an amalgamation of novel use of materials and high-volume precision manufacturing, for the electronics sector. The company has a wide product portfolio of state-of-the-art equipment, services, and software.

  • CMC Materials – Revenue [US$290.5 Million]

Cabot Microelectronics Corp. is a global provider of consumable materials catering to semiconductor manufacturers and develops superior quality, crucial materials that lead to enhanced performance. The company’s broad portfolio enables rapid manufacturing of minute, quicker, and complicated semiconductor devices and enhances efficiency of manufacturing

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