Nanotech Database

Article Title:
The Need for Rules and Regulations

Author:
Helmus, Michael

Journal Information:
Nature Nanotechnology
Vol. 2, Num. 6
2007

Link:
http://www.nature.com/nnano/index.html

Abstract:
This article focuses on the potential which nanotechnology has to help advance global health initiatives, and to create new medical technologies. The author maintains that nanotechnology could be invaluable in helping to develop new and beneficial technologies. However, great as the potential which nanotechnology possesses to advance global health, extreme caution must be used in developing medical nanotechnologies. A clear regulatory framework is needed, to aid researchers using nanotechnology to work in the development of new medicines and medical devices. Much regulation and oversight will need to occur, the author maintains, before any new developments could be released on the commercial market.