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Posted: Nov 23, 2011

New ISO nanotechnology standards - nanomaterials and nano/bio interface

(Nanowerk News) ISO/TS 80004-4:2011 gives terms and definitions for materials in the field of nanotechnologies where one or more components are nanoscale regions and the materials exhibit properties attributable to the presence of those nanoscale regions. It is intended to facilitate communications between organizations and individuals in industry and those who interact with them.
Materials classified as nanostructured have an internal or surface structure with a significant fraction of features, grains, voids or precipitates in the nanoscale. Articles that contain nano-objects or nanostructured materials are not necessarily nanostructured materials themselves.
ISO/TS 80004-4:2011 includes nanodispersion.
ISO/TS 80004-5:2011 lists terms and definitions related to the interface between nanomaterials and biology. It is intended to facilitate communications between scientists, engineers, technologists, designers, manufacturers, regulators, NGOs, consumer organizations, members of the public and others with an interest in:
  • the application or use of nanotechnologies in biology or biotechnology;
  • the use of biological matter or principles in nanotechnology
  • Source: ISO
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