The Handbook of Nanotechnology: Business, Policy, and Intellectual Property Law / Edition 1by John C. Miller, Ruben Serrato, Jose Miguel Represas-Cardenas, Griffith Kundahl
"While advances in biotechnology and the rise of the Internet dazzled investors and made headlines in the final years of the twentieth century, a quiet revolution was taking place in the field of nanotechnology. This book is the first attempt to fully explore legal, policy, regulatory, and business issues associated with this new era of technological power,… See more details below
"While advances in biotechnology and the rise of the Internet dazzled investors and made headlines in the final years of the twentieth century, a quiet revolution was taking place in the field of nanotechnology. This book is the first attempt to fully explore legal, policy, regulatory, and business issues associated with this new era of technological power, and prepare industry, government, and society for the revolution in nanotechnology."
From the Introduction
Nanotechnology may be on the verge of impacting virtually every aspect of industry and society. From reducing the nation’s reliance on fossil fuel energy to affording millions of people access to clean water, the potential ramifications of nanotechnology could be enormous. But how will it all play out? Will social, political, and regulatory issues empower technological progress, or stifle it? Who will pay for the fundamental research and commercial development of nanotechnology? Who will profit from it, how, and when?
The Handbook of Nanotechnology is the first book to carefully examine the key policy, business, and investment issues driving nanotechnology and to provide a general framework to understand and classify its applications. This comprehensive, peer-reviewed work includes:
- An Introduction to NanotechnologyThe technical underpinnings and potential applications of nanotechnology, including a clear-cut description and a model of the industrial structure that underlies its development
- Nanotechnology Policy and RegulationA rigorous analysis of the legal, political, and regulatory issues confronting the field, and what federal agencies and Congress must do to prepare for nanotechnology
- Nanotechnology BusinessSpecific strategic, investment, legal, and financial decisions involved in the business of nanotechnology, including analysis of capital raising, patenting, partnering, emerging markets, and more
As nanotechnology quickly passes from the shadowy realm of theory and vision to the bright light of commercial reality, there is an urgent need for rigorous and substantive analysis. The Handbook of Nanotechnology provides you with a step-by-step look at what has already been done to give birth to nanotechnology, and what still must be done to unleash its full potential.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction to Nanotechnology.
Chapter 1: Understanding Nanotechnology.
Chapter 2: The Industrial Structure Giving Rise toNanotechnology.
Part II: Nanotechnology Policy and Regulation.
Chapter 3: Societal and Ethical Implications.
Chapter 4: Environmental Regulation.
Chapter 5: The Patent and Trademark Office.
Chapter 6: FDA Regulation.
Chapter 7: National Security and Export Controls.
Chapter 8: Federal Funding.
Chapter 9: Conclusions.
Part III: Nanotechnology Business.
Chapter 10: Starting a Nanotech Company.
Chapter 11: Business Plans and Strategy.
Chapter 12: Early Stage Financing.
Chapter 13: Intellectual Property.
Chapter 14: Corporate Partnering and Globalization.
Chapter 15: Consolidation and Standardization.
Chapter 16: Exit Opportunities.
Chapter 17: Conclusions.
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