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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Report Projects Nanotechnology Futures

A report compiled by the Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis and Forecasting at Tel Aviv University surveyed nanotechnology experts worldwide for their thoughts on the future of the field. According to the report, the next decade will see dramatic growth in nanotech applications.

Among the estimated predictions made in the report:

  • Biodetection with smart nano surfaces by 2008

  • Smart probes and targeted drug delivery by 2013

  • Cells on chips replace testing on live animals by 2013

  • In vitro construction of human organs by 2018

  • Nanomachines inside the body by 2025

The full 39-page report is available for download in PDF format.

Source: KurzweilAI.net