Biomedical supplements, or products derived from biomedical engineering are touted to be the next move to combat disease and maladies that affect us. A more formal definition would be in the realm of describing biomedical engineering as the combination of design and engineering concepts to further healthcare in the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects.
Supplements are very common in the area of nutritional assistance due to the fact that our current food supply is so devoid of vitamins and minerals, our very health has been affected by that fact. So you have an array of supplements that are sold on the open market to replace what has been left out of our food.
Biomedical supplements are taking the effort a step further since they can be “engineered” and manufactured to suit the needs of the situation. For example, autism has suddenly emerged as a huge problem in the past several years, where it was only a small problem as recently as 20 years ago. Keeping things in perspective, autism appeared in a very small percentage of people 20 years ago as compared to today.
The opportunity to bio-engineer an “antidote” to autism would be the idea, if you could determine exactly what is causing autism in the first place. The bottom line is that a biomedical treatment gets to the root cause of the problem, as opposed to treating the symptoms. If the root causes are toxins in the environment, diet, and gluten, then those causes can be directly treated with biomedical actions.
Supplements could be engineered that would directly interplay with the immune system to act upon any foreign substances that interfere with normal cellular function, and get it corrected back to a normal pattern.
Biomedical supplemental therapy gets into the realm of pharmaceutical engineering. The thinking is that a more varied field of solutions can be designed to solve problems, as opposed to having limited choices or limited availability of choices.
Pharmaceutical engineering involves that includes the engineering of drugs and targeting, where the drug can be engineered to affect a specif target, such as cancer cells. It would also include specific chemical engineering which could be engineered to react more efficiently and with more precision. This is a quickly growing interdisciplinary industry itself, but it fits in quite nicely to the biomedical supplementary field.
We can now take a blood test and determine what vitamins and minerals are lacking or in abundance for an individual. With biomedical supplementary infusion, it could be possible to have the supplements themselves biomedically engineered to be more efficient and 100 per cent accurate. They could also be calibrated to react in the body exactly to the precise dose needed to operate an organ or a group of organs at the exact level required.
There would be no more clogged arteries, no more rapid heartbeats, cancer would be a thing of the past, and aged and worn out organs would be replace by biomedically grown new ones. The biomedically created supplements will maintain and keep the body working in a predictably engineered fashion.