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Nanotech easier as cosmetics than drugs

Rick Weiss, who used to work at the Washington Post, has been doing some impressive work for Science Progress, a site run by the liberal think tank Center for American Progress.

He’s been reporting on a series of meetings the FDA has been holding, and along the way, pointing out the challenges in regulating or even defining nanotechnology.¬†One major point is that nanotech in cosmetics or clothing faces less regulation than if it’s sold as a drug.

The folks I know who work with nanotech want to diagnose and treat cancer with it, so they’ll have to endure the acid test of a clinical trial.¬†Notably, the “nanoshell” technology developed by Halas and West at Rice appears to be entering its first clinical trials.

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