The 204-page Nanotechnology Regulation and
Policy Worldwide describes legal and policy initiatives that are designed toeither
encourage or restrict nanotechnology research and applications. Targeted to scientists,
engineers, government officials and business professionals, thevolume discusses
how to comply with regulations in various countries as applications are developed
and how to protect intellectual property rights associated with the technology.
An overview is provided on global nanotechnology R&D, and health, medical,
environmental and international trade regulations that affect the technology are
presented. Ways in which applicable laws, regulations and public policies can be
structured and enforced to encourage nanotechnologydevelopment while protecting
the public interest are discussed. Jeffrey H. Matsuura; Artech House, Norwood,
Mass., 2006; $89.