14 August 2020
  About departeman of Nanotechnology medical

Nanotechnology involves manipulating properties and structures at the nanoscale, often involving dimensions that are just tiny fractions of the width of a human hair. Nanotechnology is already being used in products in its passive form, such as cosmetics and sunscreens, and it is expected that in the coming decades, new phases of products, such as better batteries and improved electronics equipment, will be developed and have far-reaching implications.

One area of nanotechnology application that holds the promise of providing great benefits for society in the future is in the realm of medicine. Nanotechnology is already being used as the basis for new, more effective drug delivery systems and is in early stage development as scaffolding in nerve regeneration research. Moreover, the National Cancer Institute has created the Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer in the hope that investments in this branch of nanomedicine could lead to breakthroughs in terms of detecting, diagnosing, and treating various forms of cancer.

Nanotechnology medical developments over the coming years will have a wide variety of uses and could potentially save a great number of lives. Nanotechnology is already moving from being used in passive structures to active structures, through more targeted drug therapies or “smart drugs.” These new drug therapies have already been shown to cause fewer side effects and be more effective than traditional therapies. In the future, nanotechnology will also aid in the formation of molecular systems that may be strikingly similar to living systems. These molecular structures could be the basis for the regeneration or replacement of body parts that are currently lost to infection, accident, or disease. These predictions for the future have great significance not only in encouraging nanotechnology research and development but also in determining a means of oversight. The number of products approaching the FDA approval and review process is likely to grow as time moves forward and as new nanotechnology medical applications are developed.

Considering the needs of medical and research centers, educational and degree programs can help in establishing research teams, which carry out research on discovery of new medicines and detection techniques based on nanotechnology, leading to establishment of laboratories and centers dedicated to nanomedicine and medical nanotechnology.
Having mentioned these and considering the country's national nanotechnology roadmap, it proves essential to develop degree programs at postgraduate level in medical nanotechnology.

The permission for the establishment of M.Sc. program in medical nanotechnology was first issued in 2011.

Our department so far has had 3 entrance batches of M.Sc. students admitted and is trying to prove itself as one of the key teaching centers in the country.
The aim of the postgraduate program in medical nanotechnology is to train professionals at M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels who conduct fundamental and applied research in order to create knowledge and wealth and provide advice to both governmental organizations as well as private sections

Head of Department

Professor Soodabeh davaran


Educational Deputy of Department

Dr Abolfazl Akbarzadeh


Research Deputy of Department

Dr Abolfazl Akbarzadeh


Location: Third Floor, Faculty of Advanced Medical Sciences

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