Economic and societal dimensions of nanotechnology-enabled drug delivery

By Haico te Kulve & Arie Rip. University of Twente, Science, Technology and Policy Studies, Enschede, The Netherlands . Posted online on February 13, 2013.

There is an increasing interest in nanotechnology-enabled drug delivery systems which are expected to have significant impacts for health care. The economic and societal aspects are uncertain, even ambiguous, at this stage of development, and often not addressed, or only as part of the promises about present options.