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October 4, 2019

Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton Co-Author Article on Nanotechnology and Regulatory Certainty

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

We are pleased to announce that the Fall 2019 issue of The SciTech Lawyer, published by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Science and Technology Law, includes an article co-authored by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton, “Nanotechnology and Regulatory Certainty Closer Now Than Ever.”  Nanoscale technologies and their resultant innovations have long captured the imaginations of scientists and inventors, the scrutiny of regulators, and the apprehension of nongovernmental organizations and consumer watchdogs.  Over the past decade or so, however, a compelling case can be made that the scientific and regulatory communities have done a credible job of allaying these initial concerns and thus can claim victory over nay-sayers who portended global calamity occasioned by the commercialization of nano-enabled products.  The article provides an overview of how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are using their existing authorities to ensure that nanomaterials do not pose a risk to human health and the environment.  The complete article is available only to Section members.