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Posted: January 21, 2009
Selah Joins EPA Nanomaterials Stewardship Program
(Nanowerk News) Selah Technologies announced today that the
company has committed to join the In-Depth portion of the Nanoscale Materials
Stewardship Program (NMSP) administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA). The EPA’s NMSP was developed to provide a firmer scientific
foundation for regulatory policy decisions by encouraging submission and
development of information for nanoscale materials.
“Selah is eager to help the EPA better understand the environmental impact of our
carbon-based quantum dots,” said Michael Bolick, President and CEO of Selah
Technologies. “Joining the NMSP and offering our assistance and contribution is the
right thing to do. We look forward to collaborating with the EPA on the In-Depth
Program and welcome additional collaborations with companies who share our
interest in the product stewardship of carbon-based nanomaterials,” continued Bolick.
The NMSP is comprised of two components – a Basic Program and an In-Depth
Program. The Basic Program was designed to encourage the submission of available
data on nanoscale materials and thus far 29 companies and trade associations have
provided information on 123 nanoscale materials. The In-Depth Program provides a
way for participants to work with the EPA to identify where additional information may
be useful in regulatory decision making and to identify ways to generate this
information. Selah is pleased to be one of the first companies to participate in the
more comprehensive In-Depth Program.
Selah Technologies obtained a worldwide exclusive license in 2006 from Clemson
University to develop and commercialize two nanotechnologies. Selah Dots™ are
patent-pending brightly luminescent carbon-based nanoparticles designed to be used
as bio-imaging agents, replacing fluorescent dyes, microbeads and heavy metal-based
quantum dots. Selah Tubes™, enriched carbon nanotubes protected under US Patent
No. 7,374,685, have a number of applications due to their impressive electrical
About Selah Technologies, LLC
Founded in 2006, Selah Technologies is a privately held advanced materials innovator
focused on the development of nanotechnology-enabled products for the biomedical
industry. For more information, visit www.selahtechnologies.com.
About the U.S. EPA’s Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program
The EPA initiated the voluntary NMSP on January 28, 2008 to assemble key scientific
information to help the Agency to assess and, where appropriate, make risk
management decisions involving nanoscale materials.