The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the global pressure on modern societies, particularly on healthcare-related infrastructure but nanotechnology has brought new prospects for developing affordable and scalable detection methods, safe personal protection equipment, and also new effective medical solutions. Nanosensors are already showing great ability to detect bacteria and viruses at very low concentrations and thus warn clinicians even before symptoms have shown or on patients with very low viral loads.
Nanotechnology is a field of research and innovation concerned with building ‘things’ – generally, materials and devices – on the scale of atoms and molecules. A nanometre is one-billionth of a metre: ten times the diameter of a hydrogen atom.
Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.
I hear for the first time that nano-technologies can help to detect the bacteria. Probably doctors are using some devices that can help them research the COVID19. However, there are no chances that those devices that will help to detect the bacteria, and will be commonly used by the public sector. If we could easily detect the bacteria, then there won’t be any need in disinfecting all buildings. For instance, in our office building, there was complete disinfection, before we returned back to work. We also picked up a few tips from Netfloor USA on https://www.netfloorusa.com/blog/how-covid-19-affects-office-spaces on how to prevent spreading the virus in the office areas. Still, we have to wear the mask, when we are working.