Safety Specialist: Trained in methods of hazard reduction for the new class of materials other nanotechnologists will generate, these professionals will combine hazardous materials/biowaste management and clean room design/management.
In moving ahead in the area of nanotechnology
, the forest products industry must seize the opportunity to link with larger nanotechnology
research and industrial communities such as the ongoing efforts of the National Nanotechnology
Initiative (NNI) (Figure 2).
The whole diagnostic part could be revolutionized with nanotechnology
In terms of the environment and human health, nanotechnology
presents the same conundrum as past major technological advances: there may be enormous benefits in terms of benign applications, but there are inherent risks as well.
At a recent nanotechnology
conference in Washington, D.
Shiseido plans to follow up this success with skin-care powder, eye shadow and sunscreen, all using nanotechnology
As a result, companies seem likely to support niche research--Nanophase, the company making sunscreen, is researching nanocrystals; Hewlett Packard is exploring how nanotechnology
can improve computer memory--but funding for research into the big questions seems more likely to come from public sources.
u Key drivers, growth opportunities and challenges for Nanotechnology
A special web community within the TAPPI website allows conference attendees to continue refining and sharing information regarding ongoing nanotechnology
In addition, in December 1999, the NIH issued a program announcement titled "Bioengineering Nanotechnology
Another thing nanotechnology
meant was the elimination of poverty.
Many conference participants agree that nanotechnology
("nano" comes from the Greek word for dwarf) will someday fulfill its seeming potential.