Author(s): Neeraja Podichety*, Fatima Benazir, Parthasarathy Tigulla, Sudhakar Muvvala
Nanobiotechnology is a term, which describes the combination of the two different worlds of engineering and molecular biology. It is a fusion of the following words: “nano” meaning very small, “bio” meaning living, and “technology” meaning use of tools. Tools and devices designed in nanobiotechnology applications are dependent directly on the current nanotechnology principles. In this review, the applications of nano biotechnology in various areas such as drug delivery, gene therapy, tissue engineering, molecular diagnostics and food safety are summarized. The multidisciplinary area of Nanobiotechnology has a powerful impact in various disciplines of scientific fields. It provides opportunities to develop new materials and techniques that improve the ability for developing quick, sensitive and reliable analytical techniques.