Regulatory environment hampers nanotechnology

David Howard · April 28, 2008 · Short URL:

We spoke to Kayte Fischer, President of the UC Berkeley Nanotechnology Club, at the 2008 Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum. Kayte says that widespread commercialization of nanotechnology is hampered by a maze of regulations - as many as twenty-four regulatory agencies may govern various nanotechs. Further, nanotechnologists are moving cautiously, for fear of generating the same kind of consumer backlash that the genetically modified organism (GMO) industry faced. 

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