We are pleased to announce that the American Bar Association (ABA) has published a new book, entitled Product Liability, which Lynn L. Bergeson co-authored. Product Liability presents business and policy advisory perspectives on issues in product liability emerging from current changing legal and global market conditions. Bergeson co-authored the chapter entitled 'New on the Horizon: Nanotechnology.' More information is available online.
Obama’s Actions to Promote American Entrepreneurship Include Supporting Nanotechnology Industry
On November 30, 2016, the White House published a blog item, “President Obama’s Top Ten Actions to Accelerate American Entrepreneurship,” and posted a fact sheet on President Obama’s entrepreneurship accomplishments. The tenth action is “Unleashed entrepreneurship in the industries of the future, including clean energy, biotechnology, the commercial space industry, nanotechnology, drones, robotics, advanced manufacturing, and more.” The fact sheet lists several National Nanotechn...
Registration Open for Webinar on Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Increasing Water Availability
Registration is now open for a December 7, 2016, National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) webinar, “Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Increasing Water Availability.” NNI states that water demand in the U.S. is projected to increase over the next several decades. In addition to increased demand, many U.S. aquifers are being depleted at unsustainable rates, which may lead to increased challenges in locating usable water sources in the future. During the webinar, panelists Qilin Li (Rice...
FDA CDER Identifies Nanotechnology as Area of Interest for Site Visit Training Program for OPQ Staff
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Federal Register notice on November 16, 2016, announcing the 2017 Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ) Staff Experiential Learning Site Visit Program. According to the notice, “[a] critical part of the commitment by CDER to make safe and effective high-quality drugs available to the American public is gaining an understanding of all aspects of drug development and a drug’s commercial life cycle, including...
Germany Publishes Action Plan Nanotechnology 2020
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) recently published an English version of its Action Plan Nanotechnology 2020 Based on the success of the Action Plan Nanotechnology over the previous ten years, the federal government will continue the Action Plan Nanotechnology for the next five years. Action Plan Nanotechnology 2020 is geared towards the priorities of the federal government’s new “High-Tech Strategy” (HTS), which has as its objective the solution of societal challenges by...
NNCO Announces 2016 NNI Strategic Plan
On November 1, 2016, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) announced the release of the 2016 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan. The 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act of 2003 requires National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) agencies to develop an updated Strategic Plan every three years. The 2016 Strategic Plan represents a consensus among the NNI agencies on the high-level goals and priorities of the NNI and on specific objectives to be pursued over at...