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Health Care Nanoscience: Regulation By Litigation

Law360 (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- “Nanomedicine” and “Bionanotechnology” concern the application of nanoscience to health care and other biotechnology. Nanoscience involves structures and substances so small that they are essentially invisible and challenge our ability to conceptualize their size.

One nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter. A human hair measures 80,000 nanometers wide, and the smallest things visible to the human eye are 10,000 nanometers wide.

Nanomaterials are molecules or groups of molecules with at least one dimension between 1 and 100 nanometers. At that size, below 50 nm, the...
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