Global nanomed market, driven by brain delivery, is expected to reach $177B by 2019

Analysts predict the global market for nanotechnology in medicine, which amounted to almost $79 billion in 2012, will surpass $177 billion by 2019. According to Transparency Market Research, the industry is expected to grow at a rate of about 12.3% a year for the next 6 years. Dominating the market is the oncology sector, its most significant area of growth driven by nanomedicines delivering drugs to tumors in the brain. But the cardiovascular market could also play a key role. And the analysts note that, although North America led the market in 2012 and is expected to hold that position, Asia and Europe could grow at a faster rate. More