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Posted: October 9, 2007

BSI British Standards will publish nine documents for nanotechnology terminology

(Nanowerk News) Standards will underpin the development and commercialization of nanotechnology, and aid efforts to ensure that this is done in an open, safe and responsible manner. Standards will support:
  • Safety testing, legislation and regulation
  • Worker, public and environmental safety
  • Commercialization and procurement
  • Patenting and IPR
  • Communication about the benefits, opportunities and potential problems associated with nanotechnologies.
  • BSI British Standards will publish nine documents for nanotechnology terminology and guidance for UK industry, addressing nanotechnology health and safety issues, materials specifications, and labelling of nanotechnology-based products.
  • PD 6699-1 Good practice guide to specifying nanomaterials
  • PD 6699-2 Good practice guide to safe handling and disposal of engineered nanoparticles
  • PAS 130 Guidance on the labelling of manufactured nanoparticles and products containing manufactured nanoparticles
  • PAS 131 Terminology for medical, health and personal care applications of nanotechnology
  • PAS 132 Terminology for the bio-nano interface
  • PAS 133 Terminology for common nanoscale measurement terms including instrumentation
  • PAS 134 Terminology for carbon nanostructures
  • PAS 135 Terminology for nanofabrication
  • PAS 136 Terminology for nanomaterials
  • For further information and details of standards and publications available, please visit BSI s Nanotechnology microsite where you can register for updates.
    Source: BSI
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