Nanotechnology in the UK – You Have To Be In It To Win It

There has been plenty of discussion from all quarters about how the UK failed to grasp the significance of nanotechnology, and instead spent years fretting over heath and safety implications. Without any real nanotechnology related activity in UK industry, worrying about the potential downside is like spending all your time planning what you will do if you win the lottery. …

Why the Adoption of Nanotechnology in Medicine and Biomedicine isn’t as Fast as it Could Be? – Part 4: Delayed Nanoregulation

Most sciences and technologies develop faster than regulators can regulate. This is no secret. Altough this is “normal”, the special case of nanotechnology and its adoption in several fields (including medicine and biomedicine) may be critical. While nanotechnology shows a huge potential for tremendous benefits, this emerging and fast developing field of science and technology also s has the potential to …

Hydroxyethyl cellulose dimethyl diallylammonium chloride copolymer (nano) – Because I’m Worth It

The European Union is to make the labelling of nanomaterials in cosmetics mandatory according to Chemistry World. The cosmetic regulation states that all ingredients present in the product in the form of nanomaterials should be clearly indicated in the list of ingredients, by inserting the word ‘nano’ in brackets after the ingredient listing. The ruling defines nanomaterial as ‘an insoluble …