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November 3rd, 2005

China skips 'small talk' but tops nano patents in South

The vast majority of health patents filed in nanotechnology are owned by organisations in developed countries, with China a notable exception, according to research published last month. Yet, despite being a strong leader in this emerging field, which is predicted to generate a US$1 trillion industry by 2020, China is not participating in international debates on the role of nanotechnology in sustainable development, according to the study.


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