Update on Definition

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

The CRN has recently updated its definition on Nanotechnology:
A basic definition is: engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and more visionary concepts. More narrowly, 'nanotechnology' refers to the projected ability to construct items from the bottom up, using techniques and tools being developed today to make complete, highly advanced products.
This can be a good candidate for a legal definition since "engineering", "functional system" and "molecular scale" can be breakdowned into several other definitions. This definition can also be incorporated for regulations that aims at Nanotech products such as Food and Drugs", however, "Functional System"  might need to be elaborated further.
There are several issues related to definition:
1. Should we incorporate MNT and Nanoscale Technologies into a single definition?
2. Should we create definitions that focuses on the process, product or outcome or should it encompass all?
So, if you are a Nanotech Lawyer or Legal Drafter, you can start picking up any of these definition "templates" to make your drafting easier. No need to pay me by the hours for my research :p
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