The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Kufa held a course entitled “Applications of Nanotechnology” in the presence of a group of faculty members, Faculty of Medicine and Science, Al Hussein University College and Jaber Bin Hayyan University.
The lecturer of the session Dr. and Sana al-Baghdadi said that the modern development in nanotechnology has helped to change the medical rules used in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and we are living in the age of nanotechnology and many types of nanoparticles are used in medical applications to act as drug carriers or imaging tools inside the body. Different types of lysosomal nanoparticles manufactured as delivery systems for anti-cancer and vaccine properties. The most promising medical applications for nanotechnology are the use of polymer nanomaterials to perform vascular prostheses Recently, nanoparticles made of nanoparticles have been implanted in the human central nervous system. Polymer nanoparticles are also being used in the treatment of burns and wounds and are involved in the cosmetic industry and are now being considered to manufacture nanomaterials with mechanical and electrical properties that replace red blood cells and perform all their functions. That nanotechnology is now offering an alternative to human spare parts efficiently close to the original where research is now underway to replace some of the members that perform motor functions such as bones, muscles, and joints with nanomaterials doing the same task and there are other general applications of Nanotechnology, including organic light-emitting diodes which are used in display screens films and photovoltaic cells, which convert light into electricity manufacturing. Al-Baghdadi pointed out that the course aims to identify nanotechnology and its applications in the chemical, physical, engineering and medical fields as well as the methods used in the preparation of nanomaterials in addition to the modern methods used to diagnose nanomaterials and determine their size and shapes.