Such a system is at least 10 years away from routine use, but Baker's basic design could be approved for use in patients in as little as five years. That kind of rapid progress is a huge part of what excites doctors and researchers about nanotechnology's medical potential.
Raoul Kopelman -- Nanoparticles for cancer imaging and therapy
University of Michigan
Robert Langer -- Nanoparticle drug delivery for prostate cancer
Charles Lieber -- Nanowire devices for virus detection and cancer screening
Ralph Weissleder -- Magnetic nano-particles for cancer imaging