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August 7th, 2007
Deciphering Nanotechnology Codes
Steffi Friedrichs
Director, Nanotechnology Industries Association

The Nanotechnology Industries Association( ) has started the development of a Code of Conduct for organisations working with nanotechnologies ( ), as part of a large multi-stakeholder Code working group, which includes the chemical company BASF, Unilever, Smith & Nephew, the consumer group Which?, development NGO Practical Action and Amicus. The Founding Partners of this so-called ‘Responsible NanoCode' represent major players in the area of nanotechnologies and -technologies, including The Royal Society ( ), a authority in science and technology, Insight Investment ( ), one of the UK's largest asset managers, and the Nanotechnology Industries Association ( ), globally the largest nanotechnology trade association, and the only one with an exclusive focus on the nanotechnology industries. Read the Whole Article

June 23rd, 2007
Welcome to the monthly column from the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA).
Steffi Friedrichs
Director, Nanotechnology Industries Association

2007 is the year in which nanotechnology has re-entered the UK's political agenda. After the publication of the globally applauded Royal Society / Royal Academy of Engineering report 'Nanoscience and nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties', published in July 2004, and a brief response to the report issued by the Government itself, the debate about nanotechnology left the public arena. Its main issues, however, continued to be discussed in stakeholder forums, regulatory committees and governmental review panels, giving rise to the numerous initiatives and activities we continue to witness throughout 2007: Read the Whole Article
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