Bio-nanotechnology , or nanobiotechnology, a branch of nanotechnology based on using the biological
structures such as proteins,
ATP's, DNA, etc. As building blocks of nanoscale
devices (e.g. Nanomotors).
Sometimes called 'wet-dry' technology,
where the term 'wet' pertains to biological components and 'dry' to
engineered, inorganic nanoparticles. This term should possibly be put
in the 'Future' category. Nevertheless, some progress in this area has
already been achieved experimentally, and the number of theoretically
is huge. Speculative and futuristic concepts of bio-nanotechnology are based around so-called
which would perform better than the 'ordinary' cells
e.g. In delivering oxygen, marking and destroying viruses... These ideas are
obviously variations of the (bio)nanobot concept.