National Press Club

Nanotechnology: The Huge Challenge of Regulating Tiny Technologies

Nanotechnology: The Huge Challenge of Regulating Tiny Technologies

May 4, 2011 9:00 AM

Location: Holeman Lounge

Nanotechnology: The Huge Challenge of Regulating Tiny Technologies
Wednesday, May 4
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
In the coming years, nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize fields ranging from health care to manufacturing. As in many other rapidly evolving fields, however, federal regulation has been unable to keep pace with the rate of evolution regarding potential issues, such as environmental or human health impacts. At this policy forum, a diverse group of experts will discuss the issues, concerns and public policies needed to maximize the benefits of this emerging technology while minimizing the risks in order to encourage further development, scientific exploration, and responsible commercialization of this technology.

Lisa Bistreich-Wolfe
Senior Communications Specialist
RTI International
919.316.3596
www.rti.org/newsroom

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Lisa Bistreich-Wolfe
919.316.3596
lbistreich@rti.org