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February 23rd, 2010

Watchdog to regulate nano technology soon

Abstract:
Spurred in part by the debate over Bt brinjal, and in part by the controversy raised abroad by certain products based on nanotechnology, the government is planning to set up a regulatory board in March that will examine all new nanotechnology devices before they are commercially marketed.

"The reason we've had problems with Bt brinjal is that we don't have a strong regulatory body," C. R. N. Rao, scientific adviser to the prime minister, told HT. "Nanotechnology is being used for medicine and health. We must be sure it is used safely."

"The regulatory board will have experts from all different fields, including medicine and agriculture," he added.

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