The Chairman, Oilserv Group, Mr Emeka Okwuosa, has stated nanotechnology holds big potential within the prevention, prognosis, and remedy of COVID-19.
Okwuosa stated this through the 4th African Nano Convention, tagged ‘A springboard for nationwide growth’, held within the College of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State.
He stated, “Nanotechnology can be utilized to handle well being points within the growing world. At current, nanotechnology is popping out to be an important driving power behind innovation in healthcare and drugs, with a spread of developments counting imaging applied sciences, drug supply techniques, implantable gadgets, biosensors, and nano-scale therapeutics.
“The coronavirus is one harmful well being concern that adversely affected your complete world. Nanotechnology holds big potential within the prevention, prognosis and remedy of COVID-19.
“Research by varied researchers and professionals have revealed that nanotechnology might assist the battle towards COVID-19 by way of completely different approaches, reminiscent of avoiding viral contamination and spray.”
In line with Okwuosa, nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter at an atomic, molecular, and supra-molecular stage and is any know-how that includes constituents smaller than 100 nanometers.
He stated that growing extremely particular and delicate nano-based sensors might assist to establish an infection or immunological response.
He stated nanotech might additionally assist in the event of latest medication, with enhanced exercise, decreased toxicity and sustained launch, in addition to tissue-target, for instance, to the lungs.
He stated, “Nanotechnology has already been proven to reinforce diagnostics, safety and therapies, nevertheless, with extra R&D, it would revolutionise the battle towards COVID-19 (and another future outbreaks), providing processes, supplies and instruments to reinforce sensitivity, pace and reliability of prognosis, in addition to offering extra efficacious choices for therapies.
“This can be very necessary that analysis centres, universities, industrial corporations, and the medical neighborhood, in addition to regulatory companies and the federal government, mix efforts to streamline using these new instruments and applied sciences for the profit and safety of society.”
Okwuosa added that within the case of healthcare, nanodevices, nanomedicine and nano-scale therapeutics might be used to handle well being points reminiscent of viral infections, arthritis and diabetes mellitus.
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