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Posted: April 30, 2007

U.S. and EU propose to increase nanotechnology cooperation

(Nanowerk News) As part of the annual U.S. – EU Summit, which takes place today, the White House Press Office released a "Framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Integration Between the United States of America and the European Union".
The document makes several references to proposed areas of increased cooperation in nanotechnology between the two:
Expanding cooperation on OECD activities relating to risk assessment, Good Laboratory Practices and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, study templates, information technology for data submissions, as well as on alternative test methods (QSAR), test methods and risks of manufactured nanomaterials.
Sponsor joint workshops or conferences to foster the exchange of information on nanotechnology in areas of mutual interest.
Exchange views on policy options for emerging technologies, or new technological applications, in particular in the field of nanotechnology, cloning or biotechnologies.
Explore possibility to launch common research actions paving the way to a level playing field for nanotechnology-based products in the globalised market, namely co- and pre-normative research.
Source: The White House
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