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Volume 14
Issue 2
Online publication date 2013-04-25
Title Push and pull factors of indian healthcare which can influence nanomedicine research
Author Hariharan Rajanbabu, Vincentas Giedraitis, Vaiva Sečkutė, Ashish Sawaye
Abstract Global investments in the field of nanomedicine and nanotechnology drive the scientific innovations at nano level. This paper identifies the factors of Indian Healthcare which promotes (pull) and suppresses (push) the growth of nano medicine research in India. Pull factors such as shift in healthcare collaborations, strong information technology platforms, budding innovations in the field of nanomedicine and interdisciplinary approach in India’s scientific output are the potential drivers of nanomedicine research in India. Push factors highlighted the inefficiency in healthcare regulation, novel versus Generic mind and lack of political will to invest in nanomedicine research. These acknowledged push and pull factors can be helpful during health policy reforms and to plan research and development investments in India.
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Keywords Nanomedicine, push factor, pull factor, India, healthcare
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.15208/mhsj.2013.12
Pages 78-83
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