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Chemical Engineering at the Intersection of Nanotechnology and Biology

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Chemical engineers are at the forefront of this rapidly developing field, with the potential to propel discoveries from the bench to bedside.

Nanotechnology has made tremendous strides in the last decade, emerging first as a basic science and then rapidly as an engineering discipline. In particular, nanotechnology as applied to biology and medicine has attracted significant interest because of the unique properties of nanomaterials and their size similarity to biological components.

Within the nanotechnology discipline, the terms bionanotechnology and nanobiotechnology are often used interchangeably; however, they refer to two separate fields of study. Here, biological nanotechnology will be used to denote both fields.


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