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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 www.bsi-global.com/nano where you can register for updates.