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

    Ascending Stars of ABA SciTech: Hot Topics in 60 Minutes


    In rapid-fire blasts, a broad spectrum of our rising ABA leaders will cover the landscape of the hottest issues that companies are facing today. Each panelist will give you a 10-minute burst on issues spanning block chain technology, establishing an information privacy program, protecting open-source ...

    Driving the Next Generation: Legal Update on Self-Driving Cars


    The event will be held on 11/17/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Section of Science & Technology Law,Young Lawyers Division. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Complying with FAR and DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements


    The event will be held on 12/08/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Law Practice Division,Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Public Contract Law,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

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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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