The mathematical engines of nanomedicine

Mauro Ferrari

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The use of Mathematics for discovering new methods of nanomedicine to fight against diseases, is discussed. It leads to discoveries that help us to contradict old methods and advance efforts against disease. It helps scientists to resolve complexity to find definition of nanotechnology. Several combinatorial variations can be developed by selecting different nanoparticle core materials, which can be used in drug delivery. Combinatorial libraries of 106 can be effectively used to identity the 1-10 molecules for drug delivery. The design maps for nanovectors can be used for the development of optimized injectable nanocarriers, which allow therapeutic regimens to be personalized to individual cases, resulting in greater efficacy in the fight against disease and a reduced burden of undesired and harmful side effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Mathematics
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanoscience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine(all)


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