Selecting nanoparticles in the medical industry based upon AHP method

Document Type : Reasearch Paper


1 Industrial Engineering Faculty, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.

2 Applied Chemistry Department, Basic Sciences Faculty ,Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.



Nanoparticles classified in 4 overall groups containing: Metallic nanoparticles, ceramic nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles and semiconductor nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are used in some biomedical applications such as carrying medicine and photographing agents. With attention to different criteria which are both qualitative and quantitative, selecting the most suitable nanoparticles is of great importance. In this research, we must verify the method of ranking and selecting the appropriate nanoparticles by using AHP method and the view of the experts of this industry. Results of this research show that with attention to all criteria for using in pharmacological and medical process, the most suitable nanoparticle is ranked in this position: semiconductor, metallic, polymeric and ceramic.