2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Building customer and regulator confidence while selling the nano inside

D. Stark
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance, UK

Keywords:
customer, regulator, confidence, selling, nano

Abstract:
The European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance (ENTA) acts as the voice for industry regarding nanotechnology. ENTA offers an integrated programme aimed at promoting the benefits of nanotechnology and mitigating regulatory and reputational risk for the whole industry and supporting all actions that ensure new nanotechnologies are developed in a safe and responsible manner. In addition to the above, ENTA represents the interests of nanotechnology businesses across Europe and acts to bridge the gap between industry, governments, science, and importantly, the public in promoting the benefits of nanotechnology. Some examples of ENTA members and their exciting new products include: Thomas Swan and Co who are manufacturing single walled carbon nanotubes, a revolutionary new material, for energy storage and other applications; QinetiQ Nanomaterials who are examining the possibility of combating bird flu using specially designed nanoparticles; and NanoCover Scandinavia A/S who are developing revolutionary nanotechnology based surface applications. These and many other companies are involved in making new products and devices, based on nanotechnology, that have the potential to greatly benefit society. In today’s talk I will elaborate some on the EC’s nanotechnology strategy, and share views on safety and the regulator’s interests, but primarily focus on NanoCover Scandinavia A/S, a company that is acting to protect people’s health and safety by ensuring risks regarding their products are known. The talk will cover topics such as getting products to market, correspondence with customers, regulation and liability.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract