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2009-01-15 09:36:43

The ability of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the safety of dietary supplements using nanomaterials is severely limited by lack of information, lack of resources and the agency's lack of statutory authority in certain critical areas, according to a new expert report released by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN).The report, A Hard Pill To Swallow: Barriers to Effective FDA Regulation of Nanotechnology-Based Dietary Supplements, details the main problems at FDA...

2009-01-14 13:07:00

Report highlights FDA's regulatory challenges posed by nanomaterials WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ability of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the safety of dietary supplements using nanomaterials is severely limited by lack of information, lack of resources and the agency's lack of statutory authority in certain critical areas, according to a new expert report released by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN). The report, A Hard Pill To...

2008-12-18 15:57:00

Concern comes as new food safety agency is discussed under Obama WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nanotechnology policy experts are urging that food additives that contain nanoscale materials be subject to new safety testing to ensure that their use does not pose unintended risks. The call comes as nanotechnology emerges as a major regulatory challenge facing the incoming Obama administration. It also takes place amid debate over how to restructure the Food and Drug...

2008-12-16 12:42:15

A new study suggests citizens in both the United States and the United Kingdom view nanotechnologies very positively. Researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Cardiff University in Wales found study participants in both countries indicated a significantly higher comfort level with energy applications of nanotechnologies than with applications used in health treatments. Barbara Herr Harthorn at the Santa Barbara university, who led the interdisciplinary, international...

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2008-12-10 16:18:42

A new report by the National Research Council (NRC) finds that the federal government's plan for nanotechnology lacks direction, and falls short in assessing the risks posed by nanomaterials.  In its report, released Wednesday, the committee said current U.S. strategy developed by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) leaves the industry vulnerable to public mistrust.  The NRC further criticized the lack of adequate research to ensure the safety of workers, consumers and...

2008-12-10 09:04:00

Long-awaited report gives Obama administration direction for change WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A National Research Council (NRC) committee today issued a highly critical report describing serious shortfalls in the Bush administration's strategy to better understand the environment, health and safety (EHS) risks of nanotechnology and to effectively manage those potential risks. The report, Review of the Federal Strategy to Address Environmental, Health, and Safety...

2008-11-12 15:00:08

U.S. scientists say they have made a "major breakthrough" by creating a method to test nanoparticles and how they work in various chemical processes. Cornell University researchers said they wanted to test a long-held hypothesis that some nanoscale metal particles work much better than others in various chemical processes such as converting chemical energy to electricity in fuel cells or reducing automobile pollution. By devising a way to watch individual molecules react with a single...

2008-10-30 12:00:25

New U.S. research suggests environmental gains derived from the use of nanomaterials might be partly offset by the processes used to manufacture them. Various researchers reporting in a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology highlight the need for improved efficiency in the manufacturing of nanoscale materials to reduce energy use, emissions, solid waste and the use of toxic materials. "Research in this issue reveals the potential of environmental impacts from nanomanufacturing...

2008-10-09 12:00:32

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pharmaceutical industry industry is available in its catalogue. Medical Nanotechnology Markets http://www.reportlinker.com/p096369/Medical-Nanotechnology-Markets.html Nanotechnology has reached critical mass. Nowhere is this more evident than in medicine. Rising medical costs, demands for less-invasive procedures and pressures for immediate feedback of medical conditions, all point to nanotechnology as offering...

2008-10-02 18:00:14

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), an international environmental and engineering services consulting firm, announced today Kate Sellers, P.E., a principal environmental engineer in the Lowell, MA office, edited and co-authored the new publication Nanotechnology and the Environment, published by CRC Press. Nanotechnology and the Environment, the third book that Ms. Sellers has authored, reveals the depth and scope of her knowledge of this revolutionary field. The book includes a general...


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