Nanotechnology from lab to industry - a look at current trends

Theresa Rambaran*, Romana Schirhagl

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Nanotechnology holds great promise and is hyped by many as the next industrial evolution. Medicine, food and cosmetics, agriculture and environmental health, and technology industries already profit from nanotechnology innovations and their influence is expected to increase drastically in the near future. However, there are also many challenges that need to be overcome to bring a nanotechnological product or business to the market. In this article we discuss current examples of nanotechnology that have been successfully introduced in the market and their relevance and geographical spread. We then discuss different partners for scientists and their role in the commercialization process. Finally, we review the different steps it takes to bring a nanotechnology to the market, highlight the many difficulties related to these steps, and provide a roadmap for the journey from lab to industry which can be beneficial to researchers.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)3664-3675
Aantal pagina's12
TijdschriftNanoscale advances
Vroegere onlinedatum1-aug.-2022
StatusPublished - 2022

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