B&C News: Nanotechnology

August 20, 2014
Overview and Inquiry into European Nano Registries Featured in Natural Resources & Environment
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner of EPPA SA, have published an article in the Summer 2014 issue of Natural Resources & Environment, the magazine of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER), entitled: "Nanomaterials and Public Disclosure: Are European Nano Product Registries the Answer?" In the article, Ms. Bergeson and Ms. Mihova propose that: "Nano product registries in Europe are the newest twist to satiating the public's relentless ... read more >
August 19, 2014
Webinar to Present a Worldwide Review of the Most Important Existing and Emerging Governance Issues in Nanotechnology
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 8:00 a.m. (PDT) -- 11:00 a.m. (EDT) -- 4:00 p.m. (BST) Compliance & Risks will present a complimentary webinar this Thursday to inform and educate participants about the latest developments in the regulation of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. There is no charge for the webinar, though online registration is required. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and an internationally renowned expert on issues of governance, regulation, and policy regarding nanotechnology, biotechnology, and other emerging ... read more >
June 27, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson focus of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story “FDA Oversight May Be Required for New, Altered Chemicals, Products, Attorney Says.”
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report reported on Lynn L. Bergeson’s comments regarding final nanotechnology guidances released by the Food and Drug Administration. “The guidances reaffirm the FDA’s position that it has sufficient statutory authorities and policies to oversee the safety of products it regulates, Bergeson said. She expanded on that perspective in a memo her law firm issued. The FDA also restated its view that nanotechnology isn’t inherently safe or harmful, but that specific characteristics of individual products determine safety or harmfulness, ... read more >
February 11, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson Participates in Congressionally-Requested Forum on Nanomanufacturing, Which Is Summarized in New GAO Report
On February 7, 2014, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitled Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health, which provides highlights from a Congressionally-requested forum on specific issues in nanotechnology manufacturing that was held July 23-24, 2013. The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology asked the GAO and the National Academies to convene the forum and elicit the views of a group of leading experts, including Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. ... read more >
September 12, 2013
Better Risk Assessments, Regulation Needed As Nanomaterials Proliferate
The September 12, 2013 issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report included comments made by Lynn L. Bergeson during her “Nanomaterials: Global Governance Initiatives” Presentation: “The global growing use of nanomaterials demands a better understanding of risks and sensible governance strategies as businesses confront questions regarding product liability and worker compensation, speakers said at the Chemcon Asia 2013 conference in Seoul. Lynn Bergeson, managing partner at Bergeson & Campbell, a U.S.-based environmental law firm, described the ‘many global ... read more >
July 16, 2013
Lynn L. Bergeson to speak at the General Accounting Office (GAO) Comptroller General Forum on Nanotechnology Manufacturing
Lynn L. Bergeson has been invited to give a presentation on “Nanomanufacturing and the Environment” at a Congressionally-requested forum conducted by GAO with the assistance of the National Academies. The goal of the forum, to be held July 23 - 24, 2013, in Washington, D.C., is to help Congress and the United States keep pace with the potentially transformative, fast moving wave of future developments in ... read more >
April 26, 2013
USA Today Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson in Article on NIOSH’s Nanotech Safety Guidelines
The April 26, 2013, edition of USA Today featured commentary from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the release this week by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) 65 Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers: “The industry has been extremely cautious and set high standards for itself, says Lynn Bergeson, who works with the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, an industry group in Shelton, Conn. While the new guidelines are ‘pretty ... read more >
March 20, 2013
Industry Consortium for Environmental Measurement of Nanomaterials Publishes Practical Nano Measurement Guide
Washington, D.C. (March 20, 2013): The Industry Consortium for Environmental Measurement of Nanomaterials (ICEMN) announced today the release of a series of articles to serve as a practical guide for state and federal regulatory agencies tasked with measuring engineered nanomaterials in the environment. The articles, published in the March 2013 special issue of Environmental Engineering Sciences, were prepared by academic and industrial scientists from ICEMN and focus on the techniques and issues around nanomaterial measurement in water, air, and soil. The series of articles collates ... read more >
December 7, 2012
ChemCon Presentation on Global Nanoscale Governance and Initiatives Now Available
“Chemical data is the new currency globally,” said Lynn L. Bergeson during a session on REACH at ChemCon The Americas December 5, 2012, during which Ms. Bergeson took attendees through the latest global initiatives involving diverse aspects of nanoscale materials. As reported in ChemCon Daily, her presentation “provoked questions about how to prevent companies using data that they do not own for purposes other than that for which it was originally submitted. There are many potential pitfalls for companies that do not carefully address their rights to use data e.g. REACH ... read more >
October 26, 2012
EU Advocates Seek Stronger Regulation of Nanomaterials, Warn of Possible Backlash
The October 26, 2012, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson, who commented on the letter a coalition of European environmental and consumer advocates sent to the European Commission (EC), urging it to increase regulatory oversight of nanomaterials and mandate data ... read more >
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