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Title: Recent patents in bionanotechnologies: nanolithography, bionanocomposites, cell-based computing and entropy production
Authors: Layton, Bradley E.
Keywords: Bionanotechnology;Biomimickery;Bio-Inspired;Dip-Pen;Nanotechnology;Printing;Information;Entropy
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
Citation: Recent Patents on Nanotechnology, 2: pp. 1-7
Abstract: This article reviews recent disclosures of bio-inspired, bio-mimicked and bionanotechnologies. Among the patents discussed is a nanoscale porous structure for use in nanocomposites and nanoscale processing. Patents disclosing methods for printing biological materials using nanolithography techniques such as dip-pen technology are discussed, as are patents for optimizing drug design. The relevance of these technologies to disease prevention, disease treatment and disease resistance is discussed. The paper closes with a review of cell-based computing and a brief examination of how information technology has enabled the development of these technologies. Finally a forecast of the how these technologies are likely to accelerate global entropization is discussed as well as a new classification of machine types.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/2755
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