Is the Cannabis industry advancing in Nanotechnology?

Earlier this month, a study by researchers at The University of New Mexico, authenticated the use of cannabis for relieving pain with negligible side effects. The study used the method of rating from 0 to 10 of a pain level, where the rating approximately decreased by three points with the use of cannabis.

One of the researchers, Jacob Vigil claimed that it was the best substitute for opioids.   

The findings revealed that the positive feedback came from those who use dried cannabis flowers, primarily flowers with high THC levels.

However, it is said that cannabis is more efficacious in nano form. The patient can directly absorb it into their bloodstream, and the effect will be felt in less than 15 minutes. Here, the correlation between nanotechnology and cannabis pays off.

Nanotechnology will be the best source for drug delivery for the cannabis industry. Scientists have also validated the use of nanotechnology to deliver dose to the particular parts or cells of the body, which will catalyst the treatment process without damaging the other healthy cells in the body. 

As nanotechnology is emerging in the cannabis industry, researchers are finding further research and applications to gain more traction to the cannabis field. 

It is the art of manipulating matter at a very minute level. Uses of nanotechnology have driven the market to the next level. Various industries are developing growth opportunities and researching on nanoscience.

Business firms are also taking the initiative to implement nanotechnology in the cannabis industry. One such firm, Geyser brand, headquartered in British Columbia is pushing its limit to bring nanotechnology into its products. The company manufactures hemp-based consumer products such as cosmetics, nutraceuticals, food, and beverages. 

Geyser has come upon the formula that their products won’t have a bitter taste that other cannabis products have. This will be a key driving factor for the cannabis industry worldwide. 

Geyser suggested that China is a big market for them to deliver there manufactured products. They are extending their markets in Europe as well. The global cannabis industry is expected to grow at $130 billion in a decade, Geyser is set to be the leader within its sector.

Similarly, Nanosphere, a U.S based company, is one of the leading companies for the delivery of cannabis products. It’s Evolve Formula is the world’s only scientifically proven nanoparticle delivery system for cannabis. 

Some scientists also suggest using nanotechnology-based cannabis products cautiously. 

Dr. Richard Sayre, chief scientific officer, said that he is worried about the accumulation of emulsification agents in specific parts of the body such as the liver, lungs, and brain.

Nanotechnology has gained momentum in the cannabis industry, but there are still many drawbacks. The future emerging industries will see exponential growth in nanotechnology. Since its inception is beneficial if researchers deeply study, there can be ways where enterprises can adopt it on a large scale.

Though the implementation of nanotechnology is expensive, many developing countries are adopting it. Most developed countries have already adopted nanotechnology and are going into the depth of it.

This is just a scrap of nanotechnology. The upcoming conference in Italy will have a thorough discussion of several aspects and scope of nanotechnology.  The International Conference On Nanotechnology And Nanomaterials is going to take place at most historic place in Europe Rome, Italy on March 02-03, 2020.

New UNAIDS chief all set to end Global battle against HIV/AIDS

Our struggle with HIV/AIDS has been long and fierce. Even as we speak of this, thousands of doctors, scientists and academicians worldwide, are hard at work, eagerly waiting to make the smallest of progress. 

Every tiny step against this destructive disease is a ray of hope for the millions who are affected by it and the millions more who have a loved one strongly gripped by the disease.

So what is it that makes this disease so deadly? 

HIV is a virus that lives in human fluids.This includes blood, sexual fluids, and breastmilk. It weakens the body’s immune system, which makes it difficult for our body to fight off common infections and invasions.It has a notorious history of spreading through sexual intercourse, use of unhygienic needles and wrongly performed blood transfusions. Since it was first detected in human blood, HIV/AIDS has a bad reputation of being a killer. 

Initially it was detected in congo, Africa but soon in a few decades it became a pandemic when travellers came back to their own countries after spending time in congo, they brought the virus with them and so it spread. Soon millions were affected worldwide.  

Since the first case was reported in the 1980’s, almost 40 years of intense research and global efforts have followed. After the last chief of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé stepped down from the chair owing to accusations of mismanagement,  Director of Women and Development at the African Union Commission, Winnie Byanyima has been appointed as the new chief of the organization.

The new chief is hopeful that by the year 2030 AIDS will have ended as a global pandemic, although she understands that it would not be easy to achieve this goal. In a statement while expressing her gratitude she said “I am honoured to be joining UNAIDS as the Executive Director at such a critical time in the response to HIV. 

The end of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 is a goal that is within the world’s reach, but I do not underestimate the scale of the challenge ahead. Working with all its partners, UNAIDS must continue to speak up for the people left behind and champion human rights as the only way to end the epidemic.

Ms Byanyima was appointed by Secretary-General, António Guterres, following a thorough selection procedure aided by a search committee constituted by members of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board.

Ms Byanyima started her career as a member of Parliament of the National Assembly of Uganda almost 30 years ago. She stood for the marginalized communities and women.

In its latest report issued on 13th August 2019, UNAIDS declared that there has been a 16% decline in HIV cases. 

The report claims that Africa has made giant advances in the response to AIDS since 2010, the number of death cases have fallen by 40%. AIDS related deaths have continued to decline as treatment is reaching more and more of the population.

According to sources “In 2018, key populations, including people who inject drugs, gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers and prisoner.accounted for around 95 per cent of new HIV infections in eastern Europe and central Asia and in the Middle East and North Africa.”

In the 2018 international conference on HIV/AIDS, former UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé urges all to consider the 2020 targets as a wakeup call and “quicken their pace” as there are “still miles to go”.

To find out more about the efforts in response to HIV/AIDS stay updated with the latest World Conference Alerts and be sure to attend the upcoming conference in Italy.