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Co-moderator of Nanotechnology Regulation Conference

I shall be running sessions at the 5th Nanoregulation Conference at Rapperswil, Switzerland on 25th and 26th November 2009.

What is it about? In the light of the European Parliament calling for adaptations of the regulatory framework regarding manufactured nanomaterials, what will be the strategy of the European Commission? Which nano-specific information is indispensable for authorities and consumers? Which instruments for communication and transfer of nano-specific information along the value chain are available?

Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that as yet, society does not know quite how to handle. This is not surprising, as perfectly ordinary substances when ground down to a nanometer scale acquire properties that can be terrifying – for good or ill.