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New Communication from the EU Concerning Nanomaterials

The following was provided by Luca Escoffier, a PhD student at Queen Mary, University of London a Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF) fellow at Standford writing his dissertation on patenting medical nanotechnology inventions, and currently a visiting fellow at the University of Washington.  He is also the author of the Nanomedicine and IP Blog, and watches European … Continue Reading

Seven Principles of the Responsible Nano Code

After almost a year of study and comment, the Working Group of the European Responsible Nano Code released its Seven Principles of the Code and an accompanying series of Examples of Good Practice.  The Responsible Nano Code is a partnership among the Royal Society, the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network, Insight Investment, and the Nanotechnology Industries Association … Continue Reading

Revised Risk Assessments?

The European Union’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) recently addressed the concerns of nanomaterials in cosmetics in the report, The Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products. The SCCP suggests that new risk assessment methodologies may be needed for nanoparticles in cosmetics.… Continue Reading

Europe Big On Nanotech Research and EHS Issues

According to this recent article in the Jerusalem Post, the European Union is the top public financier of nanotechnology: With €1.4 billion allocated to 550 projects in the field of nanosciences and nanotechnology, the EU’s 6th Research Framework Program accounts for one-third of total public funding for nanotechnology and is the world’s largest single funding … Continue Reading