Nanomaterial-enabled healthcare and life sciences products represent a market opportunity in excess of $1 billion in 2009, according to the Web site www.nanoposts.com. Providing analysis of the global market and applications for nanotechnology in medical and pharmaceutical applications is a new report released by Research and Markets. Available for purchase at the organization's Web site, the 213-page report includes analysis of the global market for nanotechnology in healthcare applications until 2015, as well as a global outlook for nanoscale biosensors and imaging; nanocoatings on surfaces and implants; and nanoparticulate drug delivery. The report also identifies and evaluates such key technologies as nanoparticles, nanocapsules, nanoporous materials, nanocoatings, and quantum dots. Potential applications for these nanotechnologies are also discussed, as are their suppliers. In addition, the report features profiles of companies and research centers endeavoring to commercialize nanotechnology-based applications. Although current applications for nanotechnology in the healthcare sector mainly center on various types of coatings, future products could contribute to early diagnosis of diseases, tissue and bone regeneration, long-term implant development, and the creation of cancer-combating therapeutics.