Jonathan Links, professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and executive committee member of the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology, recently spoke with editor Brian W. Simpson about the public health aspects of this new technology. The entire interview was captured on video.
In the interview, Links provides a comprehensive definition of nanobiotechnology, offers examples of its use, and offers a glimpse into what the future holds for this emerging science that draws expertise from multiple disciplines such as engineering, the sciences, medicine, and public health.
“In theory, nanotechnology could play a role in a whole host of products,“ Links says. “In terms of consumer products, it’s already in clothingâ€¦tennis racketsâ€¦golf balls. It’s in most of the sunscreens that we use. Of course, here at Hopkins with the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, we are particularly interested in the development, validation, and use of engineered nanomaterials in diagnostic and therapeutic products and in basic biomedical research.“