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An uncertain business : the technical, social, and commercial challenges presented by nanotechnology


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TitleAn uncertain business : the technical, social, and commercial challenges presented by nanotechnology
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSutcliffe, Hilary, and Hogson Simon
Pagination21 p.
Date Published10/2006
PublisherACONA CMG
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

Report prepared for a workshop supported by Insight Investment, the Royal Society, and the Nanotechnology Industries Association that sought to highlight the wider scientific social and commercial issues surrounding nanotechnology and to stimulate discussing among and within companies. This background paper looks at the uncertainties in three areas, and explores the effect these uncertainties may have on businesses. First, it looks at technical uncertainties, or our current limited understanding of how some nanoparticles behave and the related possible safety and environmental effects. Second, it looks at the social, or the public perception of nanotechnology and its possible risks. Third, it looks at its commercial, including issues of oversight, regulation, litigation, and intellectual property. The report concludes with a summary of the current views of nanotechnology held by the public, various NGO's and the media.

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