V-meds: Taken using an electronic vaporizer. This technology has recently re-surfaced since its invention a few decades ago. The aerosol-producing device creates smoke-like residue. (The smoke is often referred to as vapour). The liquid mixture is heated by the vaporizer and a fine mist is produced. It is this administration technique that interests nano scientists.
Scientists working on the nano scale are hoping to attach molecularly engineered nano medicine to the vapour, as a treatment for illnesses. V-meds or vaporized medicine works on the nano scale, which is very small: 1 nano meter is 1 billionth of a meter.
In the aerosol produced by vaping e-liquid the particles are too big to pass through the cells in lungs. But the nano technology will detach itself from the aerosol and start to work once administered.
Engineering V-meds for vaping
Engineering v-meds on this molecular level is obviously very tricky, global spending on nanotech is over 2 billion dollars per annum, this funding from investors is aiding some revolutionary breakthroughs, in both Nano-robotics and v-meds.
V-meds will soon be able to treat many illnesses and aid the bodies own immune system to heal; v-meds will help repair and generate new cells. V-meds will be a specifically targeted treatment for lung, throat and heart diseases and hopefully be a cure for many forms of cancer.
V-medicine or e-medicine containing nano-bots seek out infected or diseased tissue, after the e-medicine has been vaporized and inhaled or administered. It is the heat produced by vaporization that is helping to solve nano-robotic power issues. Nano robots are so small that you can’t even see them but even something this small needs a power source. The heat produced by the battery in order for vaporization is enough to energise the tiny nano-bots and give them enough fuel to perform a specific task. The heat driven nano bots are far more reliable and much less likely to mutate, compared to their chemically powered nano-bot cousins. Once the task has been completed the bots simply die and are filtered away. Chemically driven nano-bots are far harder for the body to filter.
V-med nano cancer treatment
The specific task might be to target and destroy cancer cells in a living subject, engineered molecule by molecule to seek out and attach itself to infected cells. This area of research is receiving a lot of funding as new reports suggest 1 in 3 of us will get cancer at some stage in our lives.
How this engineering will be done is mind boggling enough, scientists are working through the most powerful microscopes in the world in specifically designed labs to develop this intricate technology. The scientists manipulate single molecules until the nano-bots are smart enough to recognise the difference between a healthy cell and a diseased cell. Scientists have already designed bots that are about 1.5 nano-meters in size, and that are able to count the number of molecules in a cell. Reports often say that these 1.5 nano-meter robots are quite primitive compared with what research has thrown up today.
Scientists claim to have engineered bots that have the ability to change cells by taking a tiny payload of medicine or mineral and attaching themselves to the infected area. Nano bots can work in synchronisation together to perform internal repairs without surgery. There will be no to little pain and few side effects, then once the nano bots work is done they simply die and get filtered by the body.
Vaping medicine safety concerns
There is plenty of concern with regards to the safety of nano-tech and v-meds. The concern arises mainly into the side affects of what these tiny robots might do. A worry is that they might start reproducing and take over the body like some kind of engineered parasite, or make the cancer or illness worse, though the main concern is how the nano-bots will exit the body. Will the planned obsolescence in their blueprint be adhered to? Or will the bots try and hold on to their tiny molecular life? Only research will show.
Some nano bots are being designed to reproduce once ingested, their purpose will be to attack and fight larger areas that require treatment, once the job is done then hopefully the bots planned obsolescence will kick in, if this fails then new v-meds could be administered that are engineered to attack the first lot. If this fails you can see where the concern about nano-bot infestation occurs!
With ever improving technology and knowledge being gained by the nano second, it is quite easy to see a future with nano-botic medicine and vaped v-meds being an everyday occurrence. With planned launches of nano-medicines being announced and new products coming onto the market, nano tech is going to be an invisible future for us all to see!