Representative Mike Honda (D-CA) re-introduced on August 1, 2011, the Nanotechnology Advancement and New Opportunities Act (NANO Act), which seeks to promote the development and responsible stewardship of nanotechnology in the U.S. According to Rep. Honda, the legislation is designed to maintain the U.S.’s leadership role in nanotechnology research by promoting the development and commercialization of the results. At the same time, the NANO Act addresses concerns raised about the potential health and safety risks associated with nanotechnology. Rest of this post at the Nanotechnology Law Blog
A tip of the hat to my friend Jack Pringle who is one of the authors at SCBusinessLawBlog.com. Given that so much bio-medical innovation is occurring in close connection with the latest advances in nanotechnology, I respectfully suggest that Representative Honda rename the act the BIONANO Act for the Bio-medical Innovative Organizations and Nanotechnology Advancement and New Opportunities Act!