American Bar Association
Section of Science & Technology Law: Nanotechnology Committee

Section of Science & Technology Law:
Nanotechnology Committee

About the Committee

Nanotechnology is the design, characterization, production and application of structures, devices, and systems by controlled manipulation of size and shape at the nanometer scale (atomic, molecular, and macromolecular scale) that produces structures, devices, and systems with at least one novel/superior characteristic or property. There is no international scientifically accepted nomenclature or regulatory definition associated with "nano." Nanotechnology refers to interdisciplinary areas that draw from the interplay among numerous materials, products and applications from several technical and scientific fields (e.g., materials science, engineering, biochemistry, protein science, biotechnology, medicine, colloid science, physics, supra-molecular chemistry, physical chemistry and surface science, etc.). The Nanotechnology Committee explores legal issues associated with nanotechnology research and development, distribution, licensing, regulatory issues, FDA law, and intellectual property protection. The committee also discusses safety, policy and toxicity issues, creating a platform for discussions between scientists, lawyers and legislators drawn from industry, academia and government.

Section Events

Section Events

    Preparing Your Vendor Agreements for the General Data Protection Regulation


    Please join Mayer Brown partners Oliver Yaros, Lei Shen, and Joseph Pennell as they discuss the General Data Protection Regulation and how to update these agreements. This program does not offer CLE

    Pre-RSA ISC Meeting 2018


    11th Annual Face-to-Face Pre-RSA ISC Meeting April 15 16, 2018 Hosted at the Offices of Foley & Lardner, 555 California Street Keynotes from leading Administration and state cyber officials; Annual review of essential ICT cases and regulatory proceedings, quad ...

    Internet of Things National Institute

    Crowell & Moring LLP

    The Internet of Things (IOT) is defined as billions of vehicles, buildings, process control devices, wearables, medical devices, drones, consumer/business products, mobile phones, tablets, and other smart objects that are wirelessly connecting to and communicating with each other. This new top law practice ...

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Hot Topics

This was back then, but the state of affairs is the same today, maybe even more profound. Since then, nano has become more sectorized, with nanomedicine3 at the forefront along with nanoelectronics. However, there is still a clear need for “true” interdisciplinarily because of the different approaches of physical scientists versus pharmaceutical scientists with respect to generation, examination, analysis and discussion of nanomedicine data...


Committee Roster  

Modified by Julia Passamani on January 7, 2016

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