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In the first attempt to fully explore the controversial issues associated with the commercial application of nanotechnology, you'll find a thorough analysis of intellectual property and patents, financing and legal concerns, regulatory measures particularly in the field of nanomedicine, and environmental regulations. The authors include a set of guideposts you can follow in your due diligence of the business and legal issues pertaining to the technology.
Part I: Introduction to Nanotechnology.
Chapter 1: Understanding Nanotechnology.
Chapter 2: The Industrial Structure Giving Rise to Nanotechnology.
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.
About the Authors.