Putting Nanotechnology Under The Microscope

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 3:16 PM EDT) -- Nanotechnology is entering the marketplace in teeny-tiny steps but holds the promise to revolutionize product design and manufacture.

One way nanomaterials are entering the market (and maybe your body) is through sunscreens that employ nano-sized particles of titanium dioxide which provide UV protection without turning powdery white, thus enabling “clear” sunscreen products preferred by consumers.

Thousands of other consumer and other products will follow suit as soon as manufacturers discover how to benefit from such severely downsized materials, with the increasing potential for these particles to...
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