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Scientist to Testify Before Federal Government on Nanotechnology Ressearch Needs

Published on January 2, 2007 at 11:33 AM

"Nanotechnology risk research isn't rocket science," according to Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies chief scientist Andrew Maynard. Dr. Maynard's remarks in his Thursday, January 4th testimony before the federal government's first public meeting will focus exclusively on research needs and priorities for the environmental, health, and safety risks of engineered nanoscale materials. In his presentation, Maynard calls on the federal government to take action in three critical areas, including the development of a strategic risk research plan and the allocation of more nanotechnology risk research funds, particularly for those U.S. agencies responsible for oversight. Maynard's testimony will be available online on January 3rd at www.nanotechproject.org.

What: Testimony at First U.S. Government Public Meeting on Nanotechnology Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs

Who: Dr. Andrew Maynard, chief scientist, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

When: Thursday, January 4th, 2007 at 1:15 p.m.

Where: FDIC Training Center, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22226

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies was launched in 2005 by the Wilson Center and The Pew Charitable Trusts. It is dedicated to helping business, governments, and the public anticipate and manage the possible health and environmental implications of nanotechnology.

For more information contact Sharon McCarter at (202) 691-4016 or sharon.mccarter@wilsoncenter.org. Alternatively, contact Julia Moore at (202) 691-4025-office, (202) 277-1415-cell (holidays and after normal business hours), or julia.moore@wilsoncenter.org.

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