Nanotechnology Applications in Healthcare with Emphasis on Sustainable Covid-19 Management
Author(s): Frederick A Adrah, Mawulorm KI Denu, Maame Araba E Buadu
Nanotechnology is an inter-disciplinary branch of science and technology that focuses on the manipulation of matter on the nanoscale, usually between 1-100 nanometers. Nanotechnology blends various aspects of materials science, electrical/electronic engineering, biology, chemistry, physics and computer science to create a synergy of knowledge to improve modern science. The human race was hit hardly during the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the loss of millions of lives across the globe and has created long-lasting socio-economic problems. Nanomaterials, based on their completely unique properties after fabrication have played a vital role in healthcare, especially combating the coronavirus. This has been achieved through advances in vaccines, drug delivery, diagnostics and personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. Scientists must sustain the success of nanotechnology applications in COVID management. This can be achieved by focusing on the applications of nanotechnology that can specifically combat the coronavirus.