"Nanomaterials’ use is only going to keep growing’
A new report from Lux Research revealed that $147 billion worth of nano-enabled products were produced in 2007; this figure is expected to grow to $3.1 trillion in 2015
US EPA launches Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program
The US EPA has released the final design of its Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program under the TSCA
World Economic Forum identifies Nanotechnologies as ‘core global Risk’
In this year’s annual report, entitled Global Risks 2008 - A Global Risk Network Report, the Global Risk Network again mentions nanotechnology in its list of ‘Core Global Risk
Summary of Australian voluntary Reporting Scheme of commercial Nanomaterials
The Australian Department of Health and Ageing published a summary of the National Industrial Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) on nanomaterials. The call for information was directed to all persons who manufactured or imported nanomaterials or products (mixtures) containing nanomaterials for industrial uses during 2005 and 2006
Economist makes Case for coordinated Nanotechnology Risk Research
This week’s issue of The Economist discusses the lack of coordinated research into the risks of nanotechnology. The report, entitled The risk in nanotechnology - A little risky business, quotes an analyst with Lux Research: 'In the absence of any firm guidance from governments as to exactly what tests are needed to ensure a product is safe,...
Nanomedicine — lost in a chaotic, entangled Patent Landscape
This month’s issue of Nanomedicine contains an special report entitled, Patents and nanomedicine. The author of the report urges the US PTO ‘to address problems ranging from poor patent quality and questionable examination practices to inadequate search capabilities, rising attrition, poor employee morale and a skyrocketing patent application...
No room for Nanotechnology Patriots
Today, US-based nanotechnology research firm LUX Research published a new report, entitled Profiting from International Nanotechnology. The report provides detailed statistics on the funding and research initiatives in fourteen countries, and assesses their respective competitiveness