Technology Law Source

Tag Archives: Standards

Is Global Nano-Product Labeling Right Around the Corner?

This article originally appeared on the National Nanomanufacturing Network’s InterNano website on July 20, 2010.  It is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported. On July 9, 2010, the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) Technical Committee 229 on Nanotechnologies presented a webinar requesting general public input regarding ISO’s … Continue Reading

Standards for Nanotechnology Material Specifications

This fifth and final article in a series on standards for the nanotechnology community contributed by ANSI explains the development of specifications that will look at raw nanomaterials in terms of their use in a variety of applications. By 2007, the development of international guidelines for nanotechnology was well underway within the International Organization for … Continue Reading

For Good Measure: Standards for Nanotechnology Measurement and Characterization

This fourth article in a series contibuted by ANSI on standards for the nanotechnology community addresses the development of specifications for measurement, characterization, and test methods that will provide a common reference point for material manufacturers and their customers. Measurement and characterization standards fly under the radar, affecting our lives in innumerable ways – from … Continue Reading

Nanotechnology Standards for Health, Safety, and Environmental Factors

This Article Was Authored and Contributed by the American National Standards Intititute This second article in a series on nanotechnology standardization introduces the international working group that, under US leadership, is creating the standards needed to support the health, safety, and environmental aspects of nanotechnology. In the post-war era of the late 1940s, global leaders … Continue Reading

Setting Global Standards for Nanotechnology

This Article Was Authored and Contributed by the American National Standards Intititute As the nanotechnology industry evolves, the need for globally relevant standards – from particle properties and terminology to health, safety, and the environment – is becoming increasingly apparent. This article, the first in a series, introduces how the U.S. is influencing nano-related standards … Continue Reading

ANSI to Publish New Series in NanoLawReport

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is at the cutting edge of nanotechnology standardization and nomenclature development.  ANSI has graciously agreed to publish a 4-5 part series on their efforts in this regard — as well as their work with/through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) — in Nanotechnology Law Report starting in our upcoming … Continue Reading

Unraveling Nanotechnology Standards

One of my "go to" nano news sources, Nanowerk, posted an interesting story last week concerning the competing standards that are emerging with regards to the technical side of nanotechnology.  The article outlines the various scientific standards that are developing, and the lack of any one overarching, or governing, standard.… Continue Reading