Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Risk Assessment: Minding and Managing the Potential Threats around Us

Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Risk Assessment: Minding and Managing the Potential Threats around Us

by Steven Ripp
     
 

Evolving bio and nanotechnologies encompass a vast and diverse assortment of products and materials that have the potential to bring about major changes in our lives. However, remarkable benefits can all too often be accompanied by potential detrimental consequences. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Risk Assessment: Minding and Managing the Potential Threats

Overview

Evolving bio and nanotechnologies encompass a vast and diverse assortment of products and materials that have the potential to bring about major changes in our lives. However, remarkable benefits can all too often be accompanied by potential detrimental consequences. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Risk Assessment: Minding and Managing the Potential Threats around Us presents contemporary research efforts, public policy and regulatory aspects, and ethical issues focused on recognizing, understanding, and responding to these consequences in terms of human and environmental impacts. This includes topics relevant to manufactured nanoparticle toxicity in relation to human, animal, and microorganism exposure, consequent environmental fate and impacts, and downstream effects on other emerging nano/bio industries. Emerging tools and modeling approaches for enhanced understanding of bio and nanotechnology risks are presented in order to provide a comprehensive and balanced overview of nano/biotechnology risk assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780841226609
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Publication date:
04/05/2012
Series:
ACS Symposium Series , #1079
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Ripp currently serves as a Research Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee Center for Environmental Biotechnology and Department of Microbiology and is a partner in the life sciences biotechnology firm 490 BioTech, Inc. His research interests include bio- and nanosensor development for human therapeutics and diagnostics, preclinical bioluminescent imaging, environmental toxicology and nanotoxicology, and assay development for food and waterborne pathogens.

Theodore Henry currently serves as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry Wildlife and Fisheries and at the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the University of Tennessee. He is also a Research Council of the United Kingdom Academic Fellow in the School of Biomedical and Biological Sciences at Plymouth University, Plymouth UK. His main interests are in ecotoxicology and fish physiology and pathology. His research program investigates effects across multiple levels of biological organization.

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