B&C News: Nanotechnology

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 >
September 28, 2012
Nanotech Stakeholders Share Insights and Identify Opportunities at Workshop Organized by the California Nanotechnology Industry Network, a B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. Group
Nanotechnology is poised to be a key driver of economic growth in California in the next decade according to the scientists, government specialists, and international business leaders who spoke at the "Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology" workshop on September 25, 2012. Hosted by the University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology and held at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, the workshop presented current research and science, both federal and non-governmental programs to support nanotechnology, ... read more >
September 21, 2012
Clean Water Groups Call for Analysis of Nanosilver’s Environmental Impacts
The September 21, 2012, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report describes comments from the Silver Nanotechnology Working Group, filed by the law firm Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., that request that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA defer the start of the registration review on nanosilver until the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) completes an evaluation of new scientific ... read more >
August 24, 2012
Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology
The California Nanotechnology Industry Network (CalNIN) wishes to inform you of an important upcoming workshop, "Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology."  The workshop, scheduled for September 25, 2012, is organized by B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) and CalNIN, and is hosted by the UCLA Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN).  The workshop will be held at the California NanoSystems Institute Building at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. Speakers To provide important information on the ... read more >
August 22, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Chair Session at Newly-Organized Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson will chair a session of the first Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference, which will be held November 4-6, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia. The conference will address the critical aspects of sustainable nanotechnology, including lifecycle assessment, green synthesis, green energy, food and agriculture, nanomedicine, industrial nanotechnology, environmental and biological fate, and the overall sustainability of ... read more >
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