Why the Adoption of Nanotechnology in Medicine and Biomedicine isn’t as Fast as it Could Be? – Part 3: Nano-Hype

One of key barriers to adoption of nanotechnology in general and adoption of nanotechnology in medicine and biomedicine, in particular has been the hype that surrounds it. Mass media makes a massive hype about nanotechnology directed to world audiences. Nano-hype is basically about massive communication and cognitive barriers in the perception of nanotechnology that it generates. Let’s analyze the causes …

The Hype That Came Back to Bite

I received an email from the US NanoBusiness Alliance (yes they are still limping along) appealing for data on jobs created by nanotechnologies, a clear case of the hype that came back to bite. We Need Your Jobs Data During the Public Policy Tour, we received an assignment from Senator Wyden, Tom Kalil, and several other champions of nanotechnology: in …