Ed. note: every Friday (more or less) Nanotechnology Law Report’s David Fischer will look back at the week’s news and analysis of nano related issues. If you have something you’d like to bring to our attention, email him.
- PhysOrg.com reports on a prototype nanoknife that could be used to cut and study cells more precisely.
- The National Cancer Institute revealed that nanoparticles can be used to improve drug targeting.
- NC A&T and UNC-Greensboro are jointly opening a School of Nanotechnology in Greensboro, NC.
- Howard Lovy at Nanobot believes that the nano industry is spinning too much.
- Nanopublic reports that manufacturers of consumer goods are removing nano labels from products.
- NanoTech Buzz and nanoSTUDIO speculate about what a building made of nano materials might look like.
- Christine Peterson at Nanodot on the nanotechnology patent backlog and delay.
- Mike Treder, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, and the Responsible Nanotechnology blog, quest posting on Mind Full, answers the question "Nanotechnology – What is it, really, and how important will it be for our futures?"
Finally, (warning: shameless plug ahead), John Monica, Patrick Lewis and Michael Heintz of Nanotechnology Law Report all discuss the EPA’s decision to regulate silver nanomaterials (Patrick, Michael and John).