Nanotechnology And The Power Of Innovation

Law360, New York (January 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Without doubt, the emerging field of nanotechnology – relating to the design and engineering of material, structures and devices at the atomic and molecular level – is one holding great strategic, commercial and social promise for all manner of scientific, technological, engineering and quality-of-life innovation.

At the same time, nanotechnology raises a number of yet to be answered questions concerning the possible variety of human health and environmental risks that might follow the commercial exploitation of this technology.

Predictably, the more extreme voices in the current...
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