Wellness, Medical & HealthcareKey economic clusters have been identified as the jumpstart sectors of nanotechnology
In the area of healthcare, the NKEA's anticipated GNI impact has been increased to RM42.2 billion, with over 260,000 new jobs to be created by the year 2020. (Source: PEMANDU) There are now 13 EPPs under the Healthcare NKEA as compared to only six identified earlier.
This increase reflects the growing importance of the medical and healthcare industry to Malaysia's economic growth. It is therefore appropriate to leverage upon the medical and healthcare industry's strengths to introduce nanotechnology product and solutions. Future drug delivery systems and anti-cancer treatment, among others, will be dependent on breakthroughs in nanotechnology.