Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Nanotech conference tackles big policy questions for the 'small' science

Gary Marchant, Executive Director and Faculty Fellow at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Center for Law, Science & Innovation
Gary Marchant, Executive Director and Faculty Fellow at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Center for Law, Science & Innovation

Abstract:
Twenty-eleven is the year that regulation of nanotechnology will move from a hypothetical possibility to a real issue for companies in virtually every industry sector that are benefitting from the new science of nanotechnology. Such regulation will raise profound policy, business and legal issues, which will be examined at a conference on March 21 sponsored by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Nanotech conference tackles big policy questions for the 'small' science

Tempe, AZ | Posted on February 23rd, 2011

"The Biggest Issues for the Smallest Stuff: Regulation and Risk Management of Nanotechnology" will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. It is co-hosted by the College of Law's Center for Law, Science & Innovation, The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU, the law firm of Polsinelli Shughart PC, the Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster, the ABA Section of Science & Technology and the Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster, and is presented by Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, an American Bar Association publication produced at the College of Law.

Known as the science of the small - the ability to manipulate and utilize materials at the "nanoscale" level where they display unique and beneficial characteristics - nanotechnology is a growing science with big implications for health, safety, quality of life and environmental concerns.

The conference will feature top national and international experts from government, industry, non-governmental organizations, the insurance industry and academia, including Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency, and Robert Falkner of the London School of Economics and LSE Global Governance.

Panel sessions and panelists include:

• "The Regulatory Challenges of Nanotechnology"
Nano Overview and Benefits: Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Alliance
Scientific Challenges: Kiril Hristovski, Assistant Professor, College of Technology and Innovation, ASU
Regulatory Challenges: Gary Marchant, Executive Director, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, and Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, ASU
Public Challenges: Elizabeth Corley, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, ASU

"Regulatory Agency Perspectives"
• Jeff Morris, National Program Director for Nanotechnology, EPA
• Charles Geraci, Coordinator, Nanotechnology Research Center, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
• Ritu Nalubola, Policy Analyst, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
• Jeffrey Wong, Chief Scientist, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency

"Non-Regulatory Risk Management Approaches"
• Overview of Non-Regulatory Approaches: Daniel Fiorino, Executive in Residence, Department of Public Adminstration and Policy, American University
• EDF-Dupont NanoRisk Framework: Terry Medley, Global Director of Corporate Regulatory Affairs, DuPont
• Responsible NanoCode: Steffi Friedrichs, Director, Nanotechnology Industries Association
• European Code of Conduct: Rene VonSchomberg, European Union

"Stakeholder Perspectives"
• NGO Perspective: Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Health and Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
• Legal Practitioner Perspective: John C. Monica Jr., Porter Wright.

"Is Liability in the Future of Nanotechnology?"
• Timothy F. Malloy, Professor and Faculty Director, Sustainable Technology and Policy Program, UCLA School of Law
• Edward R. Glady, Jr., Polsinelli Shughart, PC

Nanotechnology, the science of the very small, is a rapidly emerging set of technologies being applied in virtually every industry sector, including health care, energy, food, cosmetics, materials, computer and communication technologies, automotive, environmental services and many others. At the same time that nanotechnology is providing many new exciting applications and benefits, it also has the potential to create significant new risks for workers, consumers and the environment.

After several years of studying the problem, federal agencies such as EPA, FDA and NIOSH are now moving forward with more active regulation of nanotechnology while, at the same time, a variety of other non-regulatory risk management and safety initiatives are being proposed or implemented.

"The regulation and risk management of nanotechnology is likely to affect a large number of companies across the economy, given the increasing prevalence of nanotechnology," said Gary Marchant, Executive Director of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, and Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics at ASU. "This conference presents a unique opportunity to hear from the top experts from around the world on how nanotechnology should be regulated and managed."

Registration is $75 (general), and $25 (ASU students and faculty), and CLE will be offered for $150 to private attorneys and $100 to public attorneys. For more information and to register, visit lsi.law.asu.edu/nanoregulation.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Janie Magruder

Office of Communications
College of Law
480-727-9052

Copyright © ASU

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock January 18th, 2018

Leti to Demo New Curving Technology at Photonics West that Improves Performance of Optical Components January 18th, 2018

Ultra-thin optical fibers offer new way to 3-D print microstructures: Novel approach lays groundwork for using 3-D printing to repair tissue in the body January 17th, 2018

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Underwritten Offering of Common Stock January 17th, 2018

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing January 17th, 2018

'Gyroscope' molecules form crystal that's both solid and full of motion: New type of molecular machine designed by UCLA researchers could have wide-ranging applications in technology and science January 16th, 2018

The nanoscopic structure that locks up our genes January 16th, 2018

New exotic phenomena seen in photonic crystals: Researchers observe, for the first time, topological effects unique to an “open” system January 12th, 2018

Academic/Education

Luleε University of Technology is using the Deben CT5000TEC stage to perform x-ray microtomography experiments with the ZEISS Xradia 510 Versa to understand deformation and strain inside inhomogeneous materials November 7th, 2017

Park Systems Announces the Grand Opening of the Park NanoScience Center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute November 3rd, 2017

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation August 16th, 2017

Moving at the Speed of Light: University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays: Program is major milestone for AIM Photonics August 10th, 2017

Announcements

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock January 18th, 2018

Leti to Demo New Curving Technology at Photonics West that Improves Performance of Optical Components January 18th, 2018

Ultra-thin optical fibers offer new way to 3-D print microstructures: Novel approach lays groundwork for using 3-D printing to repair tissue in the body January 17th, 2018

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Underwritten Offering of Common Stock January 17th, 2018

Events/Classes

Leti to Demo New Curving Technology at Photonics West that Improves Performance of Optical Components January 18th, 2018

21st International Conference on Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology December 31st, 2017

Leti Will Demonstrate First 3D Anti-Crash Solution for Embedding in Drones: Fitted on a Mass-Market Microcontroller, 360Fusion Software Technology Detects any Dynamic Obstacle and Helps Guide Drones Away from Collisions December 15th, 2017

Leti to Demo Wristband with Embedded Sensors to Diagnose Sleep Apnea: APNEAband, Which Will Be Demonstrated at CES 2018, Also Monitors Mountain Sickness, Dehydration, Dialysis Treatment Response and Epileptic Seizures December 12th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project