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July 30, 2007

UK Will Develop Responsible NanoCode for Business

Lynn L. Bergeson

On July 23, 2007, the United Kingdom (UK) Royal Society issued a press release entitled “’Responsible NanoCode’ for business to be developed.” The press release states: “An initiative to develop a ‘Responsible NanoCode‘ for businesses working with nanotechnologies has been launched by the Royal Society, Insight Investment, the Nanotechnology Industries Association and the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network today.” The Code is intended to establish a set of internationally relevant principles that outline good practice for businesses involved in all aspects of these emerging technologies and their applications including research, development, manufacturing, distribution, and retailing. An open consultation will take place in Autumn 2007 when a draft code will be available for comment.  The working group aims to publish the Code early in 2008.