The union's declaration called for public debate, warning that products containing nanocomponents were being launched onto the market before civilian society and social movements had a chance to assess their possible implications in economic, environmental and social terms and their effect on human health.
The U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has scheduled its next meeting on June 25 on the issues of nanotechnology applications and implications of nanotechnology for health, safety, and the environment.
Increasing numbers of nanotechnology companies see reverse mergers as relatively easy and inexpensive way to raise money, without having to meet listing requirements of an exchange and pay an underwriter for an IPO.
Counterfeit products are depriving manufacturers of revenue, harming brand integrity and, in some cases, compromising safety. Accordingly, manufacturers and brand owners are fighting to keep phony goods out of their supply chains.
The Observatory for Micro and Nano Technologies (OMNT) has announced the setting up of a multidisciplinary working group responsible for providing a scientific watch on the effects of nanoparticles and nanomaterials on health and the environment.