October 03, 2019 Feature

Nanotechnology and Regulatory Certainty Closer Now Than Ever

By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton

Nanoscale technologies and their resultant innovations have long captured the imaginations of scientists and inventors, the scrutiny of regulators, and the apprehension of nongovernmental organizations and consumer watchdogs. Over the past decade or so, however, a compelling case can be made that the scientific and regulatory communities have done a credible job of allaying these initial concerns and thus can claim victory over nay-sayers who portended global calamity occasioned by the commercialization of nano-enabled products.

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