The present article is a concise review on the application – oriented basic research on nanomedicine in Vietnam during the
5-year period 2012-2016. The content of review includes following topics: biomedical utilization of targeting folate-decorated
paclitaxel-loaded PLA-TPGS nanomaterial, dendrimer-based anticancer drug, special drug delivery nanosystems, various utilization
of nanocurcumin in nanomedicine, biosensor and biosensing methods, and antibacterial activity of several types of nanoparticles.