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Nanoscale Electronics could greatly benefit Medicine, says Article
An article published today states that 'thanks to nanotechnologies...the medical sector is about to undergo deep changes'. The report, entitled The Future of Nanotechnology: Electronics in Medicine, highlights how nanoscale electronics could bring 'a further push towards implanted electronics in the human body'
EC SCENIHR requests Information and Experts in its Investigation of Nanomaterials in Medical Devices
The EC has recently requested that SCENIHR provide an opinion on medical devices containing nanomaterials; in response the committee has issued 'a call for expression of interest for experts in this topic', and has invited parties that have information that could assist them to contact them
US FDA Bill featuring Nanotechnology Provisions signed into effect
A US FDA bill which provided the groundwork for new nanotechnology-related regulations has been recently signed into existence by the US President. The bill, entitled the FDA Safety and Innovation Act, also contains arrangements for the collections of fees to 'fund reviews of innovator drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar...
NGOs highlight their Concerns over growing number of Nanosilver Products
A report recently published by both ANEC and BEUC has said that 117 products containing nano-scale silver were found by them in Europe between 2011 and 2012. The review, Nano: Very small and Everywhere, states that 'this is a tremendous growth of claims', as in 2009 only 151 products were found to claim to have any nanomaterials in them
US DEA registers Nano Pharmaceutical Company
The US DEA has announced the registration of PCAS-Nanosyn, LLC as 'a bulk manufacturer of...controlled substances' through the US Federal Register of 25 May 2012. According to the notice, the company is now authorised to produce a number of substances, including amphetamine, codeine and morphine
Roundtable Discussion on Nanotech espouses Benefits to Industry and Agriculture
A recent discussion between nanotechnology stakeholders in Bangladesh has concluded that 'application of nanotechnology would enhance industrial and agricultural production at low-cost' for the future development of the country. It was also noted that it can also help bring about many other benefits
Report looks at Nanotech Developments in Indian Health Sector
A newly-published study looks at how best to apply nanotechnology to the Indian health sector in 'a responsible way', and concludes that this will be best achieved by identifying 'the roles for different actors and stakeholders'
Head Start for Nanoparticles
For over 20 years medical and scientific experts have been working on the use of nanoparticles in drug delivery as well as other types of patient treatment such as hyperthermia treatment of cancer, image enhancement of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or even tissue engineering
US NIOSH seeks Comments on Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanofibers
The US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requests comments on the draft Current Intelligence Bulletin: Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers (NIOSH Docket Number: NIOSH 161-A)
A Nano-Challenge for FDA
Under the title Regulating Nanomedicine – Can FDA handle it?, a recent review article in WeSRCH (MedTech) online investigates the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ability to fulfil its duty in providing 'clarity and legal certainty to manufacturer, policymakers, healthcare providers and the public' on the topic of nanomedicine
Nanomaterials display novel 'Insurance' Properties
Due to rapidly growing commercial activity and the amount of business generated in the nanotechnology sector, more and more companies are choosing to extend their insurance policy specifically to nanomaterials. Why would nanomaterial in a nano-enabled application be different from other types of materials for insurance purposes?
Where are all the nano-Investors?
Economic downturn and some uncertainty in economies around the world with additional cuts in government funding set a very bleak picture for the investment landscape for start-ups in any technology driven sector like nanotechnology. What trends and specific features of nanotech industry are still attractive to investors and what could we expect to...
Russian Nanotechnology Investments - Four Years later
RusNano, a Russian nanotechnology investment giant, has just reported on its most recent projects and investment portfolio. RusNano was formed in 2007 by the decree of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to promote, finance and develop nanotechnology sector in Russia
Crystal Ball Vision for US Nanotechnology Developments
For many years the US has led the way in developing nanotechnology sector. Back in 1999 the 'Nano1' report entitled Nanotechnology Research Directions: Vision for nanotechnology in the next Decade outlined the direction of North American development of nanotechnology
New Appetite for Nanotech Investment
Nanotechnology has been heralded as the new industrial and innovation paradigm by manufacturers and investors alike. Within the US companies are investing USD 2.75 billion. The investment is said to be split between electronics information technology (50%), materials and manufacturing (37%), health care (8%) and energy/environment
US FDA announces 'Workshop on Medical Devices and Nanotechnology'
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a Public Workshop on Medical Devices and Nanotechnology: Manufacturing, Characterization, and Biocompatibility, to be held on the 23 September 2010 in Washington DC
PEN Consumer Products Inventory has substantive Deficiencies
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) Consumer Products Inventory (CPI) received heavy criticism by a team of researchers, who aimed to examine and validate the inventory by investigating four prominent categories of nanoparticles (carbon, gold, silver, and iron)
Nanotechnology Company Directory lists over 2000 Companies Worldwide
‘Well over 2000 companies worldwide [are] already involved in nanotechnology’ reads the headline of a NanoWerk News article; it continues to explain that, '[a]t the latest count, over 2100 companies from 48 countries are involved in nanotechnology research, manufacturing or applications - a number that keeps growing at a considerable pace'
US GAO urges EPA to take regulatory Action on Nanomaterials
The US GAO (Government Accountability Office) has published a report, in which it identifies severe challenges to the EPA regarding the regulation of potential risks associated with nanotechnology
FDA mandates reporting of Pharmaceutical Nanomaterials below 1000nm
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Centre for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) published a Manual for Policies and Procedures (MAPP), entitled ‘Reporting Format for Nanotechnology-Related Information in CMC Review’