It is important to consider how various forms of nanomaterials will be disposed of and treated at the end of their use, and how the regulatory system will treat such materials at the various stages of their lifecycle.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday released a report that recommends the agency consider developing guidance and taking other steps to address the benefits and risks of drugs and medical devices using nanotechnology.
A newly detected, hidden "string order" that extends over a length of 30 nanometers in a material that is otherwise apparently disordered, could have implications for the design of materials at the nanoscale, including those used for a developing concept known as quantum computing.
To produce materials for modern electronics, small amounts of impurities are introduced into silicon - a process called doping. Scientists recently succeeded in being the first to implement doping in the field of molecular electronics.
The California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA today announced a partnership with the integrated global biopharmaceutical company Abraxis BioScience Inc. to collaborate on nanobiotechnology research for the advancement of new technologies in medicine.
Researchers have fabricated a new type of paper that they hope will create a revolution of its own - and while it won't replace your notepad, this remarkably stiff and strong yet lightweight material should find use in a wide variety of applications.