Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability
Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine
Nanotechnology: The Business
Nanotechnology: Ethics and Society
Nanotechnology: Legal Aspects
Miguel Gama, Paul Gatenholm, Dieter Klemm
March 29, 2017
Bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) is an emerging nanomaterial with unique properties produced by several species of ubiquitous fermentation bacteria, most importantly Gluconacetobacter xylinus, previously known as Acetobacter xylinum. BNC has been used for a variety of commercial applications including...
Jo Anne Shatkin
November 12, 2012
Should you adopt nanotechnology? If you have already adopted it, what do you need to know? What are the risks? Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are revolutionizing the ways we treat disease, produce energy, manufacture products, and attend to our daily wants and needs. To continue to capture the...
Prabuddha Ganguli, Siddharth Jabade
June 25, 2012
"We need to seamlessly integrate IPR in the standard graduate/post graduate courses in science, technology, commerce, creative arts, etc., without over burdening the students with law"—Dr Prabuddha Ganguli, CEO, VISION-IPRNanotechnology Intellectual Property Rights: Research, Design, and...
Donald Maclurcan, Natalia Radywyl
December 12, 2011
The rise of collaborative consumption, peer-to-peer systems, and not-for-profit social enterprise heralds the emergence of a new era of human collectivity. Increasingly, this consolidation stems from an understanding that big-banner issues—such as climate change—are not the root causes of our...
Susanna Hornig Priest
September 12, 2011
From nuclear power to gene therapy to the automobile, history shows that it is useful to encourage and facilitate public discussion about new technologies and their potential dangers. Part of the series Perspectives in Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology and the Public: Risk Perception and Risk...
Harry F. Tibbals
September 29, 2010
Considering the fluid nature of nano breakthroughs—and the delicate balance between benefits and consequences as they apply to medicine—readers at all levels require a practical, understandable base of information about these developments to take greatest advantage of them. Medical Nanotechnology...
Michael T. Burke
September 29, 2008
For the new nanotechnology entrepreneur, starting up a venture requires concise navigation through a sea of developmental red tape. This predicament is true of any startup, nano or not, but is particularly exacerbated by the fact that nanotechnology is a new and potentially disruptive technology. A...
April 29, 2008
From manufacturing to medicine, nanotechnology implies revolutionary change. However, the sweeping changes wrought by a technological advance of this magnitude are likely to come at a price that includes unforeseen environmental impact, disruptions in industry, displacement of workers, and deeply...
Patrick M. Boucher
March 28, 2008
Existing laws have a generality that permits them to be applied to nanotechnology, but eventually it will be necessary to generate legislation targeted to issues specific to nanotechnology. As nanotechnology continues to develop into commercially viable products, legal doctrines are increasingly...