PATENTS OF LARGE PHARMACEUTICAL ENTERPRISES IN THE FIELD OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
Nanotechnology has many applications in various sciences as an intra-major technology, and many industries have used nanotechnology in recent years. Pharmaceutics is one of the industries which invests a lot in the application of nanotechnology. Large pharmaceutical enterprises are usually very important at the international level and they possess significant share among the leading enterprises across the world. Depending on the importance of nanotechnology to the enterprises, all of them have allocated a part of their innovation and patenting to this novel technology. Pharmaceutics industries are known as one of the most important industries in the world. Any development in this field affects all other sections. Patents are one of the important indicators to study the trend of nanotechnology penetration into pharmaceutics industry and its effects. Therefore, this reports studies nanotechnology patents registered by large pharmaceutical enterprises across the world.