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Frank Boehm

Frank Boehm serendipitously encountered the concept of nanotechnology on the internet in ~1996 and immediately become fascinated with its virtually limitless potential, particularly as relates to the field of medicine. He passionately proceeded to autodidactically absorb knowledge on almost every aspect of nanotechnology and nanomedicine and began to evolve, and textually articulate, a number of advanced concepts and designs for near-term (~3 to 5 years) and longer-term (~10 to 20 years) nanomedical components, devices, and systems. Concomitantly, he initiated correspondence-based relationships with myriad research scientists and thought leaders from across the globe, in the disciplines of nanotechnology and nanomedicine.

In recognizing the immense potential of nanomedicine to impart positive paradigm shifts across the medicine domain (e.g., precisely targeted drug delivery, vascular and neurological plaque removal, non-invasive surgical procedures, physiological system and longevity enhancement) he was deeply motivated to write more extensively on the topic. In 2005, he garnered a published contract with CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), and over the ensuing eight years compiled a book manuscript (along with seven contributing authors) entitled: Nanomedical Device and Systems Design, Challenges, Possibilities, Visions. In parallel, he managed to engage the interest of several researchers in the US and Canada in his nanomedical concepts and in 2009 he formed the startup, NanoApps Medical, Inc. The aim of this company is to investigate and develop advanced, innovative, and cost effective nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic devices and systems for the benefit of individuals in both the developing and developed worlds.

The larger picture would be to eventually attain a situation of “global health care equivalency”, where any individual on the planet might have access to the same advanced and cost effective, nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, no matter where they happen to reside, or under what conditions they live. The attainment of this condition might serve to significantly reduce the perception of individuals in the developing world of being marginalized, at least in terms of health care, which may ultimately translate to conflict reduction. In the developed world, this condition would serve to dramatically reduce health care expenditures across the board. Frank is planning to articulate this vision in a future book with the working title: Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, and AI: Toward the Dream of Global Health Care Equivalency.

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